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James L Rachal

Military

KIA in 42-50306. Killed when plane crashed on takeoff and burst into flames killing all crew and two RAF.

Service

Units served with

  • 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

  • 42-50306 Dragon Lady

    B-24 Liberator
    Aircraft crashed on take-off at Flixton (Bungay), killing all crew and 2 RAF ground crew.

Events

Event Location Date
Died 27 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2020 18:44:25 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Sup; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 91 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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