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Arthur C Bockelman

Military

Shot down by rocket fire from fighters and crashed near Langenfield, GR on a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24D #42-40619. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

Aircraft

  • 42-40619 '619'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D-80-CO Liberator Bomber, SN #42-40619 of the 566th Bomb Squadron, the 389th Bomb Group, the "Sky Scorpions", and the 8th AF, flown by Capt. Emery Ward and Maj. John Brooks, participated in the low-level Ploesti, Romania mission, returning...

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lockland, Ohio, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 February 1944
Died 24 February 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2938 / MACR 2938, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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