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Military

Killed in Action (KIA). B-24 AC 42-50703 'Worry Bird'. Mid-air collision on formup.

Service

Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 734th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50703 Worry Bird

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on 9 February 1945 at Bury's Hall Farm, Carleton Rode, 100 yards from the runway at Old Buckenham after a mid-air collision with SPIRIT OF NOTRE DAME (42-95102) which landed without crashing.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Minnesota
Died Carleton Rode, Norfolk UK 9 February 1945
Buried

Plot F Row 4 Grave 120

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2015 17:06:17 usxpat Changes to biography, awards, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission
www.usaafdata.com

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2015 15:40:54 usxpat Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Feb1945O.htm
Find A Grave Memorial# 56288518

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2015 16:40:58 usxpat Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Atkins private collection

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2015 16:24:51 usxpat Changes to events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 56288518
Atkins private collection

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology, Unit History, Unit Website, The Liberator Men of Old Buc / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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