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Jimmie D Collins III

Military

Jimmie Collins served as a Co-pilot with the 446th Bomb Group.
His B-24 'Connie' ran out of fuel and crashed at Hoofddorp on 6/21/44.
He was Killed in Action (KIA). Commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing at Netherlands American Cemetery.

71 years later his remains have been identified and he will be buried back in the United States.
Read the full story here: http://www.al.com/news/anniston-gadsden/index.ssf/2015/06/missing_sylaca...

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...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29124 Connie

    B-24 Liberator
    Damaged by AAA on mission to Genshagen/Marienfelde, Germany 21 June 1944 and crashed at Hoofddorp. MACR 6159.

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 Sylacauga, Alabama
Killed in Action (KIA) Vijfhuizen, Netherlands 21 June 1944
Buried Alabama, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2017 14:55:41 Lucy May Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/node/531310#.WW4gGU2Wzcs

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2015 14:51:07 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, awards, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Combined two entries for Jimmie D Collins III. This entry now includes information from the following sources:
MACR 6159 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Other sources:
http://www.al.com/news/anniston-gadsden/index.ssf/2015/06/missing_sylaca...

ABMC record: http://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWII...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6159

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