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Elmer S Dash

Military

Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • George Clearwater

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Charles Lipscomb

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio-Waist Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586 and 587BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-96207

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed pilot 2Lt George W Clearwater Jr KIA 18-Dec-44.

Associated Place

  • Boreham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed. ...

  • Epinoy, France

    Crash site
    On 18 DEC 1944, two B-26s of the 394th BG were involved in a mid-air collision (Category 4 Damage) over Epinoy, France (ALG A-75). Both flight crews perished. except Radio-Gunner, T/Sgt Charles Lipscomb. He was ejected from his seat while waiting to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ambridge, PA 1 September 1925

Son of Stanley Anthony and Martha Eleanor [Gronkowski] Dash.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 15 November 1943
Based Boreham 1944 – 18 December 1944

Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Epinoy, France 18 December 1944
Buried Arlington National Cemetery 1948

Re-Interred
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County, VA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2018 14:05:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763678?terms=Elmer%20S%20Dash
https://www.fold3.com/record/83879137-elmer-s-dash
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49225586/elmer-s-dash

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