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Standing Left to Right: William N. Dunwoody (P), Max E. Burrows (CP), Paul L. Facteau (N), Arden L. Quesinberry (TOG)
Kneeling Left to Right: Clarence R. Bitner (BTG), Ray W. Detweiler (FE), Arl B. Cross (WG), Gabriel B. Chapra (RO), Wilfred B. Cullerne (TG)
This crew was involved in a mid-air collision on their 29th mission, on 23 March 1945 resulting in the deaths of Facteau, Bitner, and Cullerne as well as two other men not in the photo

Connections

Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clarence Bitner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (3OLC), GC, PH.

  • Max Burrows

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot

  • Gabriel Chapra

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator

  • Arl Cross

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Waist Gunner

  • Wilfred Cullerne

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (3 OLC), PH.

  • Raymond Detweiler

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flight Engineer
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ashe, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 16126 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, GC.

  • William Dunwoody

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Paul Facteau

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 16126 Awards: PH.

  • Arden Quesinberry

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Togglier

Locations

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2020 22:33:32 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/crew/111

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