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Pedro Savino Paez

Military

Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. B-24H 41-28673 ran off the runway on landing at Old Buckenham on 23-Mar-44. RTD. Combat damage knocked out engine and caused fuel leak. Ditched in North Sea. 29-Apr-44. Rescued by Royal Navy Launch 498. 29-Apr-1944. Returned to Duty (RTD).

Awards: AM (OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME (3 Bronze Stars), Good Conduct.

Service

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. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28764

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Berlin, generator problems soon after take off compromised electrical system, on return leg noted fuel shortage, preparations for ditching carried out. Plane ditched in North Sea. 7...

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born California, USA 30 December 1910

Son of Zefarina C Paez.

Enlisted California, USA 2 September 1942
Based Hethel 1943 – 29 April 1944

Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crash landed Old Buckenham, UK 23 April 1944

B-24H 41-28673 ran off the runway on landing at Old Buckenham on 23-Mar-44. RTD

Ditched North Sea 29 April 1944

Combat damage knocked out engine and caused fuel leak. Ditched in North Sea. 29-Apr-44. Rescued by Royal Navy Launch 498. 29-Apr-1944. Returned to Duty (RTD).

Buried Tulare, CA 93274, USA October 1954

Tulare District Cemetery
Tulare
California
USA.

Died California, USA 22 October 1954

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 August 2016 13:10:24 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/319461119/?terms=Pedro%20S%20Paez
https://www.fold3.com/image/28658978

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5473, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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