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The Colby Waugh Crew

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  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The an adaptation ...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron

People

  • James Barton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #427485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham Injured.

  • Donald Belden

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #427485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham. ...

  • Arthur Cound

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham,

  • Earl Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Hit by flak, trying to get back to base. Their B-24 'Alfred,' #427485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted; lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham. Injured.

  • Parke Kent

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Hit by flak, trying to get back to base. Their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted; lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham. Injured. Later was shot...

  • Edward Murphy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham....

  • Virgil Thomson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham.

  • Lester Wagner

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Entered service at New Cumberland, PA September 1942. Joined 392nd October 1943. Rank at end of WW II was T/Sergeant. Pilot-Colby Waugh. Discharged June 1951. hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got...

  • Colby Waugh

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #42-7485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham.

  • Henry Wilk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner; Armorer
    Hit by flak, trying to get back to base, their B-24 'Alfred,' #427485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted; lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham. Injured. . He is the...

Aircraft

  • 42-7485 Alfred

    B-24 Liberator
    “Was named by the Layton crew after the cartoons in Collier’s magazine depicting a none too smart swabbie named “Alfred”. T/Sgt Marion H. Derey was the crew chief. “ (b24.net) The aircraft was badly damaged during a combat mission to Kiel. The pilot...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2015 13:10:36 usxpat Changes to place associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 111205352

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2015 13:10:35 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 111205352

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