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Lyles Wilson Densmore

Military

One of two, 2010th EAFFP firefighters who were killed while engaged in firefighting and rescue operations when two Liberators, which had collided in mid-air crashed when to the ground 4 miles east of Halesworth Airbase, England.

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People

  • Richard Weigand

    Military | Sergeant | Fire Fighter
    One of two, 2010th EAFFP firefighters who were killed while engaged in firefighting and rescue operations when two Liberator aircraft collided in a mid-air crash, and landed 4 miles east of Halesworth Airbase, England.

Aircraft

  • 41-110033 Arizona Rambler

    B-24 Liberator
    29 March 1944, two B24s collided over Henham, a few miles from Halesworth airfield. 9 Crew of the 41-110033 died, and 7 of the 41-28590. During the rescue operations the bomb load of one of the Liberators exploded, killing 6 men from Halesworth.

  • 41-28590

    B-24 Liberator
    29 March 1944, two B24s collided over Henham, a few miles from Halesworth airfield. 9 Crew of the 41-110033 died, and 7 of the 41-28590. During the rescue operations the bomb load of one of the Liberators exploded, killing 6 men from Halesworth

Associated Place

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born South Carolina, USA 1913
Died 29 March 1944

Killed on 29 March 1944, when two B24s collided over Henham, a few miles from Halesworth airfield. 9 Crew of the 41-110033 died, and 7 of the 41-28590. During the rescue operations the bomb load of one of the Liberators exploded, killing 6 men from Halesworth.

Enlisted Alabama, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2016 18:09:30 usaeff Changes to service number
Sources

http://usaafdata.com/

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2016 18:06:05 usaeff Changes to biography
Sources

Fire Trucks At War: http://www.firetrucks-atwar.com/
Army Firefighting website: http://www.armyfirefighting.com

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2015 16:50:37 usxpat Changes to middlename, biography, events and place associations
Sources

ancestry.com: enlistment records

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 16:54:01 usxpat Changes to events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/history.htm
http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces Vol 3 pg 641

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