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Duane Robert Kinsey

Military

Completed 36 combat missions
MACR 7381. B-24 AC # 41-29387 'THE SNARK'. AC put through violent actions to avoid flak on mission on 8 Aug 1944. 4 crewman bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew returned to England, but forced to crash land at Manston. RTD.
After the war Kinsey was a Major in the Ohio State Highway Patrol
He served as Chief of Police for Plano, Texas from 1975 to 1980.

Service

People

  • Carroll Bogard

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    MACR 7381. B-24 AC # 41-29387 'THE SNARK'. AC put through violent actions to avoid flak on mission on 8 Aug 1944. 4 crewman bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew returned to England, but forced to crash land at Manston. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Jack Crumbley

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Robert Davenport

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Mechanic | 466th Bomb Group
    Started with the 490th BG/ 850th BS which received special orders flying single ship low altitude missions with 8 man crews. As a gunner, I was transferred to 2nd Bomb Div. 96th C. W. 466th BG/ 785th BS. Flew as spare gunner for 14 missions. Assigned...

  • Jess Emery

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Francis Holeva

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    MACR 7381. B-24 AC # 41-29387 'THE SNARK'. AC put through violent actions to avoid flak on mission on 8 Aug 1944. 4 crewman bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew returned to England, but forced to crash land at Manston. RTD.

  • John Hubley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    MACR 7381. B-24 AC # 41-29387 'THE SNARK'. AC put through violent actions to avoid flak on mission on 8 Aug 1944. 4 crewman bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew returned to England, but forced to crash land at Manston. RTD.

  • Edward Kleczynski

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group

  • Paul Kochenash

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 466th Bomb Group
    After the war he was a design draftsman for Mack Trucks for 22 years.

  • John Litzie

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Charles McIntyre

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    B-24 AC # 41-29387 'THE SNARK'. AC put through violent actions to avoid flak on mission on 8 Aug 1944. 4 crewman bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew returned to England, but forced to crash land at Manston. RTD.

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

Associated Place

  • Manston

    Military site : airfield
    Built for Royal Naval Air Service use in the First World War, it was both an RAF and Fleet Air Arm base from 1918-50, and after the war a USAF Strategic Air Command base from 1950-51, a United States Air Forces Europe base from 1950-58, an RAF station...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Uhrichsville, OH, USA 6 June 1916
Lived in Uhrichsville, OH, USA 1943

945 Eastport Avenue

466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 29 July 1944 – 28 January 1945
Crash landed Manston Airport (MSE), Manston Road, Manston, Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5BQ, UK 8 August 1944

Crash landed B-24H-15-CF #41-29387 at RAF Manston after sustaining heavy battle damage and having four of his gunners bail out.

Died Columbus, OH, USA 22 July 1996
Buried Gahanna, OH, USA 26 July 1996

Mifflin Cemetery
Gahanna
Franklin County
Ohio, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2020 23:52:29 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No 155, Gerolstein, Germany - 24 December 1944
NARA Research provided by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2020 20:12:36 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events and aircraft associations
Sources

466th BG Archives - Report on Mission No. 146, Neunkirchen, Germany - 30 November 1944
NARA Research provided by Brad Sullivan

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2018 18:18:34 Michael R. Moreland Changes to biography and events
Sources

Michael R. Moreland, Lieutenant (Ret.) Plano, Texas Police Department

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 02:33:09 466thHistorian Changes to biography and events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 02:31:30 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank and biography
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 02:28:25 466thHistorian Changes to middlename and events
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Supplement, Attlebridge Arsenal / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7381 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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