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John G Cunney

Military

Failed to return from PR mission to Nijmegen-Eindhoven area in Mosquito with pilot Lt Robert A Tunnel, Lt Tunnel was blinded by searchlights and crashed on Plantlunne airfield. Killed in Action (KIA) 18 Sept 44.

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  • Robert Tunnell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    Flew as camera chase plane for Anvil* bomber which exploded in front of the Mosquito causing an emergency landing at Halesworth. 12-8-44. ...

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • NS593

    Mosquito
    Failed to return - Pilot blinded by searchlights causing him to crash at Plantlunne airfield, Germany - Capt Robert A Tunnell - KIA, S/Sgt John G Cunney (nav) - KIA. MACR 8991.

Associated Place

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Pennsylvania 1940
Died Lünne, Germany 18 September 1944

Failed to return from PR mission to Nijmegen-Eindhoven area in Mosquito with pilot Lt Robert A Tunnel, Lt Tunnel was blinded by searchlights and crashed on Plantlunne airfield. Killed in Action (KIA) 18 Sept 44.

Buried Neuville-en-Condroz, 4121 Neupré, Belgium 1945

American war cemetery, Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2015 20:41:32 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2 by Martin W Bowman.

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2015 20:37:41 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
Mosquito Photo-Reconnaissance Units of World War 2 by Martin W Bowman.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology

The 25th Bomb Group Book (rcn) in World War II by Norman Malayney / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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