Assigned 367BS/306BG Westover 16/8/42; Thurleigh 5/9/42; crash landed Cowbit, near Spalding, Lincs., UK on training flight 2/10/42, with Lt Bill Ely, Co-pilot: Edwin Patterson, Navigator: Bill Huhlman, Bombardier: Bob Cameron, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dudley Fuller, Waist gunner: Clinton Goller (6 Killed in Service); Ball turret gunner: Ray McAskill,Tail gunner: Bill Kellum (baled out 2 Returned to Duty), considered pilot error/structural failure. Written off.
Military site : airfield
Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...
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