Assigned 352BS/301BG Chelveston 7/42; crash landed RAF Church Lawford, UK 9/8/42 with Jim Hair, Co-pilot: L.Miers, Navigator: J.Marvin, Bombardier: E.Cook,ettg-A.DeVeinenti, Radio Operator: A.Brozozowy (RAF), Ball turret gunner: S.Simmonds (RAF). Waist gunner: A.Saman,Tail gunner: E.Welch (9 Returned to Duty); ran out of fuel; first aircraft Salvaged in UK. DOC STORK.
Military site : airfield
Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...
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