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Welborn H Smith

Military

After recieving battle damage on mission to V-1 site at St Pierre-des-Jonquies, FR on 21 Jan 1944, B-24H #42-7584 'Merle Lee' returned to England and crash landed at RAF Hawkings. RTD. Ran out of fuel and crashed at Hoofddorp on 6/21/44 in B-24 'Connie' #41-29124 Killed in Action (KIA).

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...

  • 706th Bomb Squadron
  • 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 Roberta, Georgia
Died 21 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6159, 8th AF Losses

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