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Members of James Kerry Crockett’s crew at Old Buckenham Airfield, July 31, 1944. (See media item https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/39655 for crew names written on reverse).

Connections

Units

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 735th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Willard Bardwell

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Member of James Kerry Crockett's crew, flew 35 missions, never lost a crew member

  • William Childers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Member of James Kerry Crockett's crew, flew 35 missions, never lost a crew member

  • James Crockett

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    His crew believed he was 'the best damn pilot to fly a B24 in WW II' In 1944 they completed 35 missions without losing a crew member.

  • George Gregory

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Member of James Kerry Crockett's crew, flew 35 missions, never lost a crew member

  • Lloyd Guthrie

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Member of James Kerry Crockett's crew, flew 35 missions, never lost a crew member

  • Joseph Kinney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner
    Member of James Kerry Crockett's crew, flew 35 missions, never lost a crew member

  • William Patman

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Member of James Kerry Crockett's crew, flew 35 missions, never lost a crew member

  • Joseph Sonnenreich

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Member of James Kerry Crockett's crew, flew 35 missions, never lost a crew member

  • Donald Whittaker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Member of James Kerry Crockett's crew, flew 35 missions, never lost a crew member

Locations

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2019 14:04:54 general ira snapsorter Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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