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Peter P Igoe

Military

Igoe was killed in action on 18 July 1944, during a tactical mission to support the Normandy Invasion. His aircraft B-24 'Spare Parts' #41-29350 was hit by flak and crashed into the English Channel near Granville. Members of the crew reported he was in the nose of the aircraft at the time it ditched in the Sea and that Igoe in the process of destroying papers- presumably so they could not be used by German intelligence. The crash broke Igoe's neck killing him instantly, surviving members of his crew reported his body was recovered by German forces.

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People

  • Thomas Baker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into English Channel on 7/18/44 in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350

  • Lawrence Brustrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into Baltic on 7/18/44 in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350

  • Gene Carroll

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into English Channel on 7/18/44 in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350 POW

  • Robert Fox

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into Baltic on 7/18/44 in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350 POW

  • Pete Giughello

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed into English Channel on 7/18/44 in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350 POW

  • Russell Jackson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed into English Channel on 7/18/44 in B-24 'Spare Parts' #41-29350, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Edward Kaspshak

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Hit by flak and crashed into Baltic in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350

  • Louis McCarville

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed in to Baltic in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350

  • James Ruzicka

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed into English Channel in B-24 Spare Parts #4129350

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29350 Spare Parts

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 41-29350 was lost on 18 July 18 1944 over France. The aircraft took a direct hit by flak in the bomb bay while leaving the target, severing the control cables and forcing the pilots to attempt to ditch in the Channel off the coast of France. Four...

Missions

  • 481

    18 July 1944
    Flew an easy one over Denmark to Germany. Only had one hours sleep between yesterday and today.

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Illinois, USA
Lived in Oak Park, IL, USA 1942

858 Washington Place

Died Mont Saint-Michel, France 18 July 1944

KIA when his a/c ditched in about 20 feet of water just off the beach at Mon Saint-Michel. He was likely killed on impact.

Buried 1945

Brittany American Cemetery
St. James, France
Plot K Row 3 Grave 15

Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2020 13:41:04 conlogco1 Changes to awards
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I made this change on 11/19/2020 - JB Moore

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2020 13:52:40 conlogco1 Changes to biography
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I own this content.

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09 October 2020 14:55:02 Emily Changes to biography, person associations and mission associations
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Missing Air Crew Report

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 19:50:14 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2016 21:14:54 conlogco1 Changes to events
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Added by Jim Moore, nephew

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2016 21:08:28 conlogco1 Changes to nickname
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Added by Jim Moore, nephew

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2015 02:11:31 466thHistorian Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations and place associations
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Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:26 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8163 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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