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Desire L Massicotte

Military

Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John A. Blagg, Passenger-John P. Tarro and Passenger Norman D. DeClarke were killed.
Accident Report Number 45-12-10-503

Service

People

  • Lewis Ahner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Co-pilot - Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer - Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator - Alexander W. Andrews,...

  • Alexander Andrews

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...

  • John Blagg

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot, Passenger | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...

  • Weldon Bragg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...

  • Norman DeClarke

    Military | First Lieutenant | 2554 - Aerial Gunnery Instructor | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...

  • Frederick Miner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...

  • John Tarro

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Copilot, Passenger | 384th Bomb Group
    Crash landed at St Andre Le Cote, France on 10 December 1945. Pilot-Lewis R. Ahner Jr., Copilot-Weldon C. Bragg and Engineer-Frederick C. Miner were seriously injured. Navigator-Desire L. Massicotte, Radio Operator- Alexander W. Andrews, Passenger-John...

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-39236 BLINKIN' BETSY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered to Hunter 13/1/45; Dow Fd 1/2/45; Assigned to the 547th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group [SO-A], Station 106, Grafton Underwood, UK on 20 February 1945; transferred with group to Istres on passenger transport duties; crash landed at St Andre...

Events

Event Location Date
Killed in Service (KIS) 10 December 1945
Entered service from Connecticut, USA
Buried

Plot A Row 8 Grave 3

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2016 10:08:36 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

Added Desire L Massicotte to the American Air Museum's digital Roll of Honour.
https://www.abmc.gov/node/546795#.WDQYqk1viM9

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2015 03:17:37 bombercommand Changes to highest rank
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2015 03:17:01 bombercommand Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 45-12-10-503 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=m...

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