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James C Blackwood

Military

Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 23-May-44 in B-24 42-7583 'Wee Willie'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5251

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Christopher Chism

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bricy, FR in B-24 42-7583 'Wee Willie'; bomb bay door became jammed in tail controls and A/C crashed SE of Ptay 23-May-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5251 Awards: AM (5OLC), PH.

  • Murray Glanzrock

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Blackwood crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Bricy, FR in B-24 42-7583 'Wee Willie'; bomb bay door became jammed in tail controls and A/C crashed SE of Ptay 23-May-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5251 ...

  • Carl Gochnauer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Blackwood crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Bricy, FR in B-24 42-7583 'Wee Willie'; bomb bay door became jammed in tail controls and A/C crashed SE of Ptay 23-May-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5251 ...

  • Hugh Hunter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Blackwood crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Bricy, FR in B-24 42-7583 'Wee Willie'; bomb bay door became jammed in tail controls and A/C crashed SE of Ptay 23-May-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5251 ...

  • Joseph Markus

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Blackwood crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Bricy, FR in B-24 42-7583 'Wee Willie'; bomb bay door became jammed in tail controls and A/C crashed SE of Ptay 23-May-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5251 Awards: PH.

  • Chris Mosckou

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Blackwood crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Bricy, FR in B-24 42-7583 'Wee Willie'; bomb bay door became jammed in tail controls and A/C crashed SE of Ptay 23-May-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5251 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Thomas Owens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission. crashed near Neuville-St Vaast in P-47 42-75839 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 3460 Awards: PH.

  • Henry Popiolek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Blackwood crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Bricy, FR in B-24 42-7583 'Wee Willie'; bomb bay door became jammed in tail controls and A/C crashed SE of Ptay 23-May-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5251 Awards: PH.

  • Herbert Shafer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Blackwood crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Bricy, FR in B-24 42-7583 'Wee Willie'; bomb bay door became jammed in tail controls and A/C crashed SE of Ptay 23-May-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5251 ...

  • Harold Turner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Blackwood crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Bricy, FR in B-24 42-7583 'Wee Willie'; bomb bay door became jammed in tail controls and A/C crashed SE of Ptay 23-May-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5251 ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 704th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7583

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bricy, France; bombs released through closed bomb bay doors, part of which became jammed in tail controls causing A/C to crash SE of Ptay,France 23-May-44. 10 x KIA MACR 5251 ...

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Denver, Colorado, USA 1920

Son of Conover Blackwood.

Based Bungay 1944 – 23 May 1944

Assigned to 704BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Patay, France 23 May 1944

Shot down 23-May-44 in B-24 42-7583 'Wee Willie'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5251

Buried Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot B Row 32 Grave 51

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 June 2020 21:46:17 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28653097
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763479
https://www.fold3.com/record/529847560-james-c-blackwood
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56371218/james-c_-blackwood

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2016 09:45:32 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from::
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 5251;
- The History of the 46th Bomber Group, pg 100-101

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5251 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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