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James Kemp McLaughlin

Military

92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favored Few p. 68 Losses of the 8th and 9th lists a crash landing at Athenry, County Galway, Ireland on 15 January 1943. The B-17 41-9045 'Tennessee Belle' was returning from North Africa to Cornwall. McLaughlin became an instructor pilot at Bovington. May 1943 he requested a transfer back to the 92nd and was assigned to the 326th Bomb Squadron.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 41-9045 Stinky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 414BS/97BG Polebrook 3/42; transferred 92BG Bovingdon 24/8/42; crash landed Agricultural College, Athenry, Ireland, near Galway Bay, 15/1/43 ex N/Africa after taking part in 1st Prov Grp of Gen Brereton in Eritrea (as No 8.). En route...

Associated Place

  • Bovingdon

    Military site : airfield
    Bovingdon, in Hertfordshire (often confused with Bovington, Dorset), was built in 1941-42 as a bomber station but was never developed into a fully-fledged heavy bomber airfield as it did not have the required 2,000 yard runway. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2017 09:39:39 Lucy May Changes to biography and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1, by Bishop and Hey p. 64 / 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favored Few p. 68

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2016 14:49:08 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Associated with 41-9045.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1, by Bishop and Hey p. 64 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favored Few p. 68 which carries his name as author of the account.

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