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Memorial at Taverham Mill Fisheries. Remains of the aircraft are still in the lake.

Connections

Units

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Cole

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens. ...

  • Roger Edmonson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Assistant Engineer
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens. ...

  • Forrest Havens

    Military | Pilot

  • Hartwell Higgins

    Military | Sergeant | Assistant Radio Operator/Waist Gunner
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens. ...

  • George Houchins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot: Havens. ...

  • Leonard Lambert

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer
    Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot:Havens. ...

  • Russell Taylor

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Turret Gunner
    Killed when Pappy’s Chillun, B-24H #42-29418, crashed during assembly. ”It was the opinion of the investigating board that the airplane picked up too much ice, was forced into a stall, and from there into a spin, when it fell apart.” (44thbombgroup.com...

  • Hal Wood

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed when Pappy’s Chillun, B-24H #42-29418, crashed during assembly. ”It was the opinion of the investigating board that the airplane picked up too much ice, was forced into a stall, and from there into a spin, when it fell apart.” (44thbombgroup.com...

  • James Zajicek

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed when Pappy’s Chillun, B-24H #42-29418, crashed during assembly. ”It was the opinion of the investigating board that the airplane picked up too much ice, was forced into a stall, and from there into a spin, when it fell apart.” (44thbombgroup.com...

Aircraft

Locations

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

  • All Saints, Shipdham

    Other location

  • Taverham Mill Lakes

    Crash site

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2015 10:59:51 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
Photo taken 14 July 2014, Laurie Atkins

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2015 10:59:50 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
Photo taken 14 July 2014, Laurie Atkins

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