Served as Crew Chief on 'Calaban'. Saved airplanes on ground by putting out fire.
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
B-24 Liberator #41-24232 'Calaban' of 67th BS, 44th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, diverting safely to Malta. Later lost on 11th Dec 43 raid to Emden Industrial area, pilot Lt. Richard F. O’Neill was known for his violent...
Military site : airfield
Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...
|Born||Cayuga County, NY||24 October 1917|
|Enlisted||Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY||3 September 1941|
|Based||Shipdham||1943 – 1945|
Assigned to 67BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF.
|Died||Cortland, NY||16 June 2011|
|Buried||Cortland Rural Cemetery, Cortland, NY||22 June 2011|
Cortland Rural Cemetery
|11 April 2019 19:54:12||Al_Skiff||Changes to middlename, service number, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations|
|27 September 2014 18:20:07||AAM||AAM ingest|
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / relative