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Murray David Altman

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On a mission to Berlin on 4 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-39991 was crippled by ME109s and after the rest of the crew baled out, the 2 pilots and the radio operator made an emergency landing SW of St Pol, France. Killed in Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report #2741.

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People

  • Walter Carpenter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    On a mission to Berlin on 4 March 1944, B-17G #42-39991 was crippled by ME109s and after the rest of the crew baled out, the 2 pilots and the radio operator made an emergency landing SW of St Pol, France. Walter Carpenter was severely injured and died...

  • Wayne Fallesen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    On a mission to Berlin on 4 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-39991, 'LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL', was crippled by ME109s and after the rest of the crew baled out, the 2 pilots and the radio operator made an emergency landing SW of St Pol, France . Prisoner of War (POW)....

  • Donald Girard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    On a mission to Berlin on 4 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-39991 was crippled by ME109s and after the rest of the crew baled out, the 2 pilots and the radio operator made an emergency landing SW of St Pol, France. ...

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-39991 LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 28/10/43; Kearney 13/11/43; Assigned 544BS/384BG [SU-V] Grafton Underwood 8/1/44; then to the 546BS [BK-V]; Missing in Action Bonn (Cologne) on 4/3/44 with Walter Andrew Carpenter-died from injuries while in hospital, Bombardier:...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 247

    4 March 1944
    The industrial areas in the suburbs of Berlin, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. All three Air Divisions despatch formations. However, the despatch from 2nd Air Division aborted the mission because of severe weather in the assembly area...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jackson Heights, New York, USA 24 March 1919
Assigned Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 11 September 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 544th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #93 dated 11 September 1943, Walter Richard Carpenter Crew. 19 combat missions.

Killed In Action 62130 Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise, France 4 March 1944

Burial:
Mount Zion Cemetery
Maspeth
Queens County
New York, USA
Plot: Soc.:AMERBROTH; Path:35R; Gate:EL-2; Grave:3; Map:429

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2017 02:04:59 bombercommand Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=91

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=altman&GSfn=murra...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2741 / MACR 2741, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=a... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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