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Jay W Martin

Military

Killed when B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence, with all crew lost.

Service

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51241

    B-24 Liberator
    B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence's church, South Cove...

Missions

Events

Event Location Date
Born Missouri
Died South Cove, Beccles, Suffolk NR34, UK 31 March 1945
Buried

Plot B Row 3 Grave 24

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2015 14:48:10 usxpat Changes to biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 56292101
http://www.usaafdata.com/
photos and description of the crash: http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/ukcr3.htm
American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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