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Ben Wishinski

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) in B24 AC-42-52404. Plane crashed shortly after takeoff.

Service

People

  • Paul Kingsley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on mission to Brunswick, Germany. Plane crashed shortly after takeoff.

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Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1922
Enlisted Allentown, PA, USA 29 December 1942
Died Court Hill, Frettenham, Norfolk UK 8 May 1944

After that we hit a tree and it tore away the tail – all control of the plane was lost and we hit the ground. Joyce, no one suffered. The shock was too great. Hunter and Benny were the only ones who lived for a few minutes after the crash. I spoke to Benny and he said he was alright but he died on the way to the base hospital. - excerpt from a letter written by bombardier, Arthur Doyle

Buried

Plot E Row 5 Grave 14

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2016 01:26:01 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, events and person associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crew42kingsley.htm

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2015 14:44:31 usxpat Changes to biography, awards, events, place associations and media associations
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American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2015 13:33:57 usxpat Changes to service number, events, place associations and media associations
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Find A Grave Memorial# 56295667

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement, p. 262 Folded Wings of the 458th Bombardment Group by Reynolds & Page 283 of the book LIBERATORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 & 458bg.com, Kingsley  crew, crew member list & picture included / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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