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Epinoy, France

Crash site

On 18 DEC 1944, two B-26s of the 394th BG were involved in a mid-air collision (Category 4 Damage) over Epinoy, France (ALG A-75). Both flight crews perished. except Radio-Gunner, T/Sgt Charles Lipscomb. He was ejected from his seat while waiting to taxi at RAF Boreham. At the very last moment, a Bombardier-Navigator, 2nd Lt. Milton Waters, replaced Lipscomb so that he could accrue the points needed to end his tour of duty and return home to California. Waters is buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery, in California, along with both of his parents, who served in WW I.

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  • Jacob Arzouian

    Military | Corporal | Radio / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Lawrence Brashear

    Military | Corporal | Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Horace Bunting

    Military | Corporal | Engineer / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Vincent Cherescavich

    Military | Corporal | Engineer / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed pilot Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • George Clearwater

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • William Cook

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed pilot Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Elmer Dash

    Military | Colonel | Tail Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in 42-96207 No MACR as accident Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Samuel Devereux

    Military | Corporal | Tail Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed pilot Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. Awards: PH.

  • Albin Gaj

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. ...

  • Edward Thompson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed in either B-26 42-34212 or 42-96207 No MACR as accident ( Clearly a replacement, as not from either of the original crew lists) Killed in Action (KIA). 18-Dec-44. ...

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Date Contributor Update
04 March 2020 11:00:41 general ira snapsorter Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, description, history and person associations
Sources

From user Greg Lipscomb - http://www.americanairmuseum.com/user/51247 - son of T/Sgt Charles Emro Lipscomb.

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