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Daniel H Cursons


Killed in Action (KIA) 30 March 1945


Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-6816

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 18/11/44; Dow Fd 28/11/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-B] Chelveston 1/12/44; transferred 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 2/12/44; caught in propwash of another aircraft on assembly for Hamburg with Willis Du Mond, Co-pilot: Carl Jones,...

Associated Place

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

  • Deopham Green Memorial

    Other location

  • Hilgay, Norfolk

    Crash site


Event Location Date
Died 30 March 1945

Killed when B17 44-6816 was caught in the propwash of another aircraft and was torn apart in the air.


Buried in New York


Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 16:19:34 usxpat Changes to service number, role, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Missing Planes of the 452nd Bomb Group, Edward Hinrichs, 3rd ed. ©2004

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:53 AAM AAM ingest

1999 Unit Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia