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Kenneth L. Dyer

Military

S/Sgt. Kenneth L. Dyer was born August 7, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted in Indianapolis on November 12, 1942. He was a Radio Operator while assigned to "Boomerang" (42-52132) Jan-Feb 1944, "Little Sheppard" (41-28711) Feb-Mar 1944 and "Hello Natural" (41-29191) until it crash landed in Sweden March 6, 1944 (MACR 3548). He died January 24, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana and is buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Greenwood, Indiana.

Service

People

  • Richard Brady

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. On 5 Jan 1944 B-24 42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed. ...

  • Charlie Dugosh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer / Ball Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 712BS, 488BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. On 5-Jan-44 B-24H 42-64451. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, A/C ran off runway and crashed. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim in B-24 41-28763,...

  • Billy Espich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    8th Air Force, 2nd Air Division, 20th Combat Wing, 448th BG, 712th BS ...

  • James Harmon

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    2nd Lt James H Harmon went to England as a member of the 8th Air Force, 2nd Air division, 20th Combat Wing, 448th Bomb Squadron, 712th Bomb Squadron, Crew #17. They flew the Southern Route to England, leaving Harrington Airfield in Kansas on 15-Nov...

  • Edwin Pixley

    Military | Sergeant | Airplane Armorer-Gunner, Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
    Edwin transferred from Crew #17 to Crew #16 to replace gunners who while on an operational mission to Cherbourg, FR on 21 Jan 1944 in B-24H #41-29208 a target marker went off in the a/c forcing four gunners to bail out and become prisoners of War (POW).

  • Jack Porter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 712BS, 448thBG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Pforzheim hit by flak, crash landed just outside Ransart, France 1-Apr-44 POW. MACR 3596. Awards: AM, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Winn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 20th Combat Bomb Wing

    20th Combat Bomb Wing

    Wing
    Prewar bombardment wing in the northwest. Moved to England, May–June 1943, for duty with Eighth Air Force. Received its first groups in November 1943 and served in combat in the European theater from December 1943 until April 1945. Returned to the US...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 712th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28711 "Little Sheppard"

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. ...

  • 41-29191 Hello Natural

    B-24 Liberator
    Damaged in landing accident Seething, England 21 Jan 1944; damaged by flak over Berlin 6 March 1944 and landed in Sweden, crew interned. MACR 3548. Crew returned Jul - Sep 1944; aircraft returned to the US in 1945

  • 42-52132 BOOMERANG

    B-24 Liberator
    The Liberator bomber, B-24H-10-FO, 42-52132, was assigned to Crew 11 of the 712th Bomb Squadron, 448th Bomb Group in October 1943. It was named, BOOMERANG, by the crew when they arrived at Forbes Field, Kansas to take ownership after their training was...

  • 42-64451

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 712BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Upon landing in poor visibility and ice on runway, ran off runway and crashed 5-Jan-44 pilot Robert L Campbell, Cat 5 damage. Written off.

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 7 August 1922
Enlisted Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 12 November 1942
Buried Greenwood, Indiana, USA 2010

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

Died Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 24 January 2010

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2021 17:57:07 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added Born, Died, Buried and Enlisted events per info in the "Summary biography".

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26 July 2021 18:08:41 dmccullo Changes to media associations
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17 March 2021 17:45:53 dmccullo Changes to unit associations and media associations
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26 August 2020 18:24:04 dmccullo Changes to biography
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Updated biography.

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23 July 2020 23:00:20 dmccullo Changes to biography
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Updated Summary Biography with date of death and burial location.

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23 July 2020 05:38:36 dmccullo Changes to media associations
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Updated Media for 41-29191.

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23 July 2020 05:35:16 dmccullo Changes to middlename, place associations and media associations
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23 July 2020 05:33:24 dmccullo Changes to media associations
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27 September 2014 18:17:56 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3548 / MACR 3548, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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