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The Orville Brewer crew at Mc Cock Army Airfield, Red Willow County, Nebraska, 10 April 1944.
Standing, from left to right : Wilfred N. Hansen, Navigator ; Lothrop Caldwell, Co-Pilot ; Orville H. Brewer, Pilot; Coleman C. Duncan, Bombardier; Walter Kuchinos, Engineer.
Front, row, left to right : Herman Cohen, Nose Gunner; Charles P. Dye, Ball Turret Gunner; Francis M. Nine, Tail Gunner; Donnell F. Miller, Radio Operator; William Wilson, Right Waist Gunner.
( Photo from http://www.493bgdebach.co.uk )

Connections

Units

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group were the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel...

  • 861st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Orville Brewer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in AC #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Lothrop Caldwell

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in AC 42-52750. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Herman Cohen

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Turret Gunner
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in AC #42-52750. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Coleman Duncan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Prisoner of War (POW) on 14 June 1944. Stalag Luft III, Dulag Luft, Stalag VIIA ETO Ribbon/ POW Medal

  • Charles Dye

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Wilfred Hansen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Walter Kuchinos

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Gunner, Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Donnell Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Francis Nine

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Wilson

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW).

Aircraft

  • 42-52750

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down by Flak on the 14 June 1944 mission to Laon, France. Crashed near Steene (Nord Department), France. Pilot : Orville H. Brewer Jr; Co-Pilot Lothrop Caldwell; Navigator Wilfred N. Hansen; Bombardier Coleman C. Duncan; Radio Operator/Gunner...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2015 21:21:14 ED-BB Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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Added photo, from http://www.493bgdebach.co.uk

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