KIA on a bombing mission to destroy the Eller RR Bridge on the Mosel River during the Battle of the Bulge, Lt. Wm. "Billy" P. Cook's B-26 Marauder #43-34430 named Hunconscious was hit by flak shortly after crossing their initial point (IP). The aircraft impacted the ground on a farm near Allmuthen, Liege, Belgium.All six crewmen on board perished and remained missing in action until November 2006. Their remains were finally identified and returned to their families in 2012.
Assigned to 599BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 4 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Eller railroad bridge bombing mission. Noted missing from formation after E/A ripped through formation 6 x Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11985. ...
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