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James A Nolan

Military

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Landing accident in B-17 42-39993 7-May-45 RTD

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-39993 Hells Angels Out Of Chute 13

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-C] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; 118m landing accident at base with Jim Nolan 7/5/45; sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 8/5/45. HELL’S ANGELS OUT OF CHUTE 13 aka GROSSLY INADEQUATE. ...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Landing accident Deenethorpe, UK 7 May 1945

Landing accident in B-17 42-39993 7-May-45 RTD

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2019 23:00:34 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-39993-hells-angel-out-of-chute-13...
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=98306

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=68

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