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Lost 5 November 1944

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  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

People

  • Earl Burnham

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Haywood Deese

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer

  • James Dillon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) 6 June 1944 when B-24 #44-40471, piloted by Cooper, collided with B-24 #42-94789, 862nd BS. Crashed into Channel. All Killed in Action (KIA) per ABMC. BT Sergeant. Tuohy listed as Prisoner of War (POW) on MACR. ...

  • George Durgin

    Military | Major | Pilot
    First mission was flown on D-Day. Flew B24's until August 1944, was then switched to B17's. Flew B-17 called 'Ulpy'. On mission to Madgeburg was hit by flak and forced to land in Brussels Belgium. Surprised that they had no wartime damage in city....

  • Frank Hancock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) 6 June 1944 when B-24 #44-40471, piloted by Cooper, collided with B-24 #42-94789, 862nd BS. Crashed into Channel. All Killed in Action (KIA) per ABMC. BT Sergeant. Tuohy listed as Prisoner of War (POW) on MACR. AM/ PH

  • Ray Higginbotham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • Ernest Kashouty

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner & Waist Gunner

  • William Podolsky

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Alfred Rapisardi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Chester Reitknecht

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier

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Aircraft

  • 43-38264

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/7/44; Hunter 22/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG [G6- ] Debach 4/8/44; detailed Magdeburg 12/9/44, 493rd BG mission 55, with the George M Durgin crew (who normally flew in ULPY 43-38241 which was not mission ready);...

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Date Contributor Update
01 February 2018 11:29:24 helen@faxbase.co.uk Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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493rd BG Archives Debach

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