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Last seconds before impact - Isle of Man, 43-38856M, GD - 381st Bomb Group, 23.4.45.

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  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

People

  • Charles Ackerman

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.

  • Earl Ammerman

    Military | Corporal
    KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.

  • Edward Bailey

    Military | Corporal | Ground Crew
    KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.

  • Andrew Barbour

    Military | Private | Military Policeman
    KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.

  • John Fedak

    Military | First Lieutenant
    KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.

  • Thomas Flaherty

    Military | Corporal
    KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.

  • William Geist

    Military | Technical Sergeant
    KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.

  • Edward Gelman

    Military | Master Sergeant
    KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.

  • Ralph Gibbs

    Military | Staff Sergeant
    KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.

  • Joseph Gray

    Military | Technical Sergeant
    KIS 23 April 1945 on excursion flight to Ireland. 31 men were picked to go on one-week vacation to Belfast, Ireland. Crashed into 2,000- foot peak on Isle of Man.

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Aircraft

  • 43-38856

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 30/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-M] Ridgewell 19/10/44; 7m crashed Isle of Man, UK with Charles Ackerman, Edwin Hutcheson, plus passengers Lts Alfred Mata, Jim Hinkle, John Fedak, Martin Matyas and Larry McGhehey;...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2018 11:09:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations
Sources

Associated person records.

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2018 10:56:03 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Associated Group and aircraft records.

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2018 01:59:01 DJM Created entry with collection and caption
Sources

Don Madar Collection

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