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Samuel B Canant

Military

On 2nd mission, the plane skidded off the runway and burst into fire. All crew were killed plus two RAF men. Killed in Action (KIA) in #4250306

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...

  • 704th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50306 Dragon Lady

    B-24 Liberator
    Aircraft crashed on take-off at Flixton (Bungay), killing all crew and 2 RAF ground crew.

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
Died 27 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2017 14:37:38 Lucy May Changes to highest rank, role, biography, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 91

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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