Shot down 28 April 1944 in B-17 #42107056. KIA. Plane, piloted by James W. McGuire, exploded in mid-air. One of seven crewmembers who died.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Hunter 17/2/44; Grenier 5/3/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-O] Thorpe Abbotts 10/3/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 28/4/44 with Jim McGuire, Bombardier: Joe Eck, Radio Operator: Rod McCaughin, Ball turret gunner: John Ribuffo,...
Military site : airfield
Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...
|Born||Port Chester, New York||26 March 1924|
|Died||28 April 1944|
|Buried||Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York|