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Arthur M Magellan

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) at Olendorf in B-24 'Delectable Doris' #4250551

Staff Sergeant Arthur M. Magellan was born February 21, 1917. His next of kin were his wife, Phyllis Magellan, his daughter, Constance Magellan, and his sister, Ascension Campos. He was from Burbank, California.
On February 3, 1945, he was serving as Tail Gunner aboard “Delectable Doris,” B-24 tail #42-50551 of the 389th Bomb Group, 566th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Ohlendorf, Germany.
He is buried in the US Military Cemetery at Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium.

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...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Santa Paula, California, USA 21 February 1917

Staff Sergeant Arthur M. Magellan was born February 21, 1917. His next of kin were his wife, Phyllis Magellan, his daughter, Constance Magellan, and his sister, Ascension Campos. He was from Burbank, California.

Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 3 February 1945

On February 3, 1945, he was serving as Tail Gunner aboard “Delectable Doris,” B-24 tail #42-50551 of the 389th Bomb Group, 566th Bomb Squadron, when it went down over Ohlendorf, Germany.

Died 3 February 1945
Buried Neuville-en-Condroz, 4121 Neupré, Belgium

He is buried in the US Military Cemetery at Neuville-en-Condroz, Belgium.

Plot D Row 23 Grave 17, Ardennes American Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2017 23:54:44 tanker Changes to service number and events
Sources

Service number and burial details copied from ABMC page.

Date Contributor Update
15 February 2015 22:39:02 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography and events
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12370 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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