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Crew #627
Oscar A. Weeklund Crew
466th BG - 786th BS

Standing Left to Right: Francis P. LeBlanc (R/O). Oscar A. Weeklund (P), Kenneth W. Langenmayer (CP), Elijah L. Cockrill (N), Kenneth B. Brookshier (FE)
Kneeling Left to Right: William C. Wixted (TTG), Woodrow J. Schmidt (BTG), Earl L. Belleville (NG), Maurice T. Verges (TG)
Inset: David R. Fitzgibbons (B)

This crew was shot down on 25 June 1944, their 20th mission. Weeklund, Langenmayer, Cockrill, Brookshier, Belleville and Verges were all KIA.

Connections

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Earl Belleville

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Show down by flak and crashed near Britaigny in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #41-29371

  • Kenneth Brookshier

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Britigny in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #41-29371

  • Elijah Cockrill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny in B-24 'Crippled Bitch 41-29371. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • David Fitzgibbons

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny on 6/25/44 in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #41-29371 POW

  • Kenneth Langenmayr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #4129371

  • Francis Leblanc

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Woodrow Schmidt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny on 6/25/44 in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #4129371 POW

  • Maurice Verges

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #41-29371, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Oscar Weeklund

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • William Wixted

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny on 6/25/44 in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #4129371 POW

Locations

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 00:58:12 466thHistorian Changes to collection
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 00:57:49 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

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