Killed in Action (KIA) on 26-Feb-43 in B-24D 41-23820, 480th ASG/1st ASS while serving as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner. The aircraft failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol over the Bay of Biscay. Empty dingies were found 75 miles northwest of Brest/ Obit Stolle of 8/JG2 in FW 190 claimed the loss. The anti submarine squadron was under administrative control of the 8th and operational control of RAF coastal command.
B-24D-5-CO 41-23820 was assigned to 480th Anti-Submarine Group/1st Anti-Submarine Squadron at St. Eval, UK. The aircraft was on TDY duty with RAF Coastal Command but under administrative control of VIII Air Support Command. The aircraft was despatched...
26 February 1943
On 26-Feb-43 B-24D 41-23820 480th Anti-Submarine Group/1st Anti-Submarine Squadron was serving with RAF Costal Command and was despatched on an anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay. The aircraft was shot down by Oblt Stolle of 8/JG 2 about 75...
Military site : airfield
USAAF and US Navy lodger units operated from the base from 1942.
|Killed in Action (KIA)||English Channel||26 February 1943|
Killed when aircraft was shot down by a German fighter and crashed into the sea, 75 miles north-west of Brest, France.
Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Brittany American Cemetery.
|22 June 2015 21:37:35||Lee8thbuff||Changes to events|
Lee Cunningham 22-Jun-2015. Added decorations and Commemorated event per American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) records. Made connections to Place, Aircraft and Mission within existing website data; Added KIA event, Loss date, A/C model number and Unit Associations to Summary Biography per "Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.
|22 June 2015 21:34:02||Lee8thbuff||Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations|
Lee Cunningham 22-Jun-2015. Added NEW person entry per "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop * John A. Hey MBE. SN and Commemorted event per American Battle Monument Commission (ABMC) records.