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On the outside wall of Tesco's at Sudbury.

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Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

People

  • William Annan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed when B17 43-38137 crashed on takeoff at Woodhall Farm, Sudbury on 15 October 1944.

  • Joseph Cook

    Military | Sergeant | Rear Gunner
    Born in Plymouth, Indiana, the County Seat of Marshall County. Prior to Military Service, he worked for the Indiana Motor Bus Company. He registered for the Army on June 30, 1942. ...

  • Robert Etter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed when B17 43-38137 crashed on takeoff at Woodhall Farm, Sudbury on 15 October 1944.

  • Clarence Herrmann

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Injured when B17 43-38137 crashed on takeoff at Woodhall Farm, Sudbury on 15 October 1944. He was the only one of his crew to survive.

  • John Jackson

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Killed when B17 43-38137 crashed on takeoff at Woodhall Farm, Sudbury on 15 October 1944.

  • Vernon Meierhenry

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomb Aimer
    Member of Herrmann crew Crashed on takeoff due to engine failure. Everyone on crew killed except the pilot. Plane 'Miss-B-Havin' Killed when B17 43-38137 crashed on takeoff at Woodhall Farm, Sudbury on 15 October 1944.

  • John Sartain

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Killed when B17 43-38137 crashed on takeoff at Woodhall Farm, Sudbury on 15 October 1944.

  • Raymond Smith

    Civilian
    Raymond Smith was killed on 15 October 1944 when B-17 43-38137 crashed soon after take-off, coming down on Woodhall Farm House, near the 486th Bomb Group's base at Sudbury. Raymond was asleep upstairs and died in the resulting fire.

  • Ralph Spaulding

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Killed when B17 43-38137 crashed on takeoff at Woodhall Farm, Sudbury on 15 October 1944.

  • Robert Stone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed when B17 43-38137 crashed on takeoff at Woodhall Farm, Sudbury on 15 October 1944.

Aircraft

  • 43-38137

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 8/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned 835BS/486BG [H8-N] Sudbury 17/7/44; 5m crashed on take off for Cologne 15/10/44 with Clarry Herman, Co-pilot: Bob Etter, Navigator: Bill Annan, Bombardier: Vernon Mierhenry, Flight...

Locations

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

  • Sudbury Town Hall

    Other location

  • St Gregory, Sudbury

    Other location

  • Tesco's at Sudbury

    Crash site

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2015 10:44:23 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
Photo taken 10 July 2013, Gary Atkins

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2015 10:44:23 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
Photo taken 10 July 2013, Gary Atkins

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