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Jacob E Crider III




  • Howard Noland

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 391st Bomb Group
    September 24th Ferry Mission from France to England ...

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Units served with

  • 391st Bomb Group

    391st Bomb Group

    "The heaviest losses sustained by the 391st Bombardment Group in a single operation occurred on 23 December 1944, after an attack on the railroad viaduct at Ahrweiler, Germany (11). Upon completion of the second bomb run, the formation was attacked by...

  • 573rd Bomb Squadron
  • 575th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Matching

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Matching was transferred to the Ninth Air Force and first occupied in January 1944 by the 391st Bomb Group, equipped with B-26s. The station had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two...

  • Hatfield Heath

    Crash site


Event Location Date
Born Kentucky, USA 1916
Killed in Action (KIA) Hatfield Heath, Bishop's Stortford, Essex CM22, UK 24 September 44

Lt Noland was flying one of the three planes that crashed returning from a ferry mission to

France on 09/24/44. He was flying 42-95853, "Miss Laid," and crashed in Hatfield Heath.
According to Bob Mynn in an article, "When the Weather Won," his crew were Crider and Terrian. Note that he did not have a co-pilot for this ferry mission. All were killed and are buried in the American Military Cemetery at Madingley. Noland’s name is spelled Nolan in several instances, creating some confusion. Kennair later flew with Bass, and his name was often misspelled as Kinnair.

Lived in Caldwell County, KY, USA 1942
Enlisted Evansville, IN, USA 22 June 1942
Buried 30 September 1944

Plot D Row 5 Grave 26
Cambridge American Cemetery
(date of interment is approximate)


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