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Joseph M Safier

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Units

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Safier

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 44th BG. Transferred to 565BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Fatal mid air collision during formation assembly in B-24 44-10513 ’Old Glory’ crashed Carleton Rode 21-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

Aircraft

  • 44-10513 'Old Glory'

    B-24 Liberator
    Involved in a mid-air collision with another 389th BG aircraft 42-50452 during formation assembly near Carleton Rode, on 21 November 1944.

  • 42-50452 'Earthquake McGoon'

    B-24 Liberator
    Involved in a mid-air collision with another 389th BG aircraft 44-10513 during formation assembly near Carleton Rode, on 21 November 1944. The pilot of EARTHQUAKE MCGOON on this day was Lt. Alfred Brooks. Brooks was the only survivor from his aircraft....

Locations

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

  • Carleton Rode

    Crash site

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 14:26:15 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 2807045

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 14:26:15 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 2807045

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