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Fred D Pettigrew


Entire crew died when their plane crashed in fog during takeoff at Hardwick on 19 December 1944 in an attempt to deliver air support to ground forces in Belgium during Battle of the Bulge. Killed in Action (KIA). KIS.


Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....


Event Location Date
Born Texas
Died Hardwick, Norfolk, UK 19 December 1944

B24 42-50597 crashed in fog during takeoff


Plot D Row 4 Grave 8


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American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:17 AAM AAM ingest

ABMC / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia