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Arch A Dennen Jr

Military

Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2082

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Robert Spencer

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 2082. ...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 554th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-34947 'Lady Luck'

    B-26 Marauder
    554BS, 386BG, 9AF "Lady Luck". Lost 10-Feb-44 when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. MACR 2082. ...

Associated Place

  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Arkansas, USA 14 September 1923

Son of Archibald A Sr and Eveyln Dennen.

Lived in Broken Bow, Broken Bow Town, McCurtain, OK 1940
Lived in McCurtain County, OK 1942
Enlisted Dallas, TX 24 January 1942

Dallas, Texas

Died East of berck sur mer, France 10 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2082

Buried Memphis National Cemetery Memphis, Shelby County, TN 1948

Re-Interred
Memphis National Cemetery
Memphis,
Shelby County, TN

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2020 21:32:02 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28714415
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952934
https://www.fold3.com/record/84756208-arch-a-dennen-jr
https://www.archives.com/1940-census/arch-dennen-ok-18370375
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3153562/arch-a_-dennen

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2020 21:26:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28714415
https://www.fold3.com/image/310952934
https://www.fold3.com/record/84756208-arch-a-dennen-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3153562/arch-a_-dennen

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