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647th Bomb Squadron

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Stations

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Based Gosfield
Based Birch

Connections

People

  • Wilfred Cornwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Arm/Gunner | 410th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 647BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Gerolstein RR Bridge. Took direct flak hit to bomb bay, fell out of formation in flames, one chute seen to emerge before A/C hit ground and exploded. 22-Jan-45. Killed in Action ...

  • Leo Kirschner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Arm/Gunner | 410th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 647BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF. 25 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Gerolstein RR Bridge. Took direct flak hit to bomb bay, fell out of formation in flames, one chute seen to emerge before A/C hit ground and exploded. 22-Jan-45....

  • Benjamin Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 410th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 647BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Gerolstein RR Bridge. Took direct flak hit to bomb bay, fell out of formation in flames, one chute seen to emerge before A/C hit ground and exploded. 22-Jan-45. Killed in Action ...

Aircraft

  • 43-9490

    A-20 Havoc
    Shot down by AA fire at Ouerre on mission to Dreux, France on 6 July 1944. Gunner SSgt James Fredrick Gage and Mechanic/Gunner SSgt Henry Edward Happel were KIA, the pilot 2Lt Theodore Roosevelt Stablein evaded capture and returned to Allied lines....

  • 43-9894 'Thunderbird'

    A-20 Havoc
    Assigned to 647BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Saulautern mission hit in starboard engine, aflame and streaming white smoke, dropped out of formation and bellied in. Crew believed they were in friendly territory till L-4 landed, Arm/Gunner...

  • 44-182

    A-20 Havoc
    Assigned to 647BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Gerolstein RR Bridge. Took direct flak hit to Bombay, fell out of formation in flames, one chute seen to emerge before A/C hit ground and exploded. 22-Jan-45. [3 x KIA] MACR 11925. ...

  • 43-9230

    A-20 Havoc
    Landing accident with Cat 3 damage at Voisins (A-58) on 10 November 1944. Pilot Marshall G. Richards.

  • 43-9365

    A-20 Havoc
    Landing accident at A-58 Coulommiers-Voisins, France on 25 January 1945. Pilot Maurice C. Langford.

  • 43-10127 'Mama Lou'

    A-20 Havoc
    Assigned to 647BS, 410BG, 9AF USAAF. Written off after landing accident RAF Manston 12-May-44. ...

  • 43-10213

    A-20 Havoc
    Assigned to 647BS, 410GB, 9AF USAAF.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2015 14:47:00 rossingtonj Changes to stations
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985)

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2015 14:46:23 rossingtonj Changes to type
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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