Killed when 2 planes collided over base as they were coming in for landing after mission to Regenberg. Killed in Action (KIA)
"You should know that in April of 1945 when the soldiers from the War Department came to notify Angela [Pat's wife] of Pat's death, it was their wedding anniversary. I believe their daughter was 2 months old. An hour after they left, Angela received a dozen roses that Pat had made previous arrangements for her to receive. What a "class act". I wish I could have known him." Letter from Jim McCabe, source noted.
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The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...
Assigned to 706BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Involved in a mid-air collision with 42-50790 on 11-Apr-45, 2 miles Sth of Harleston, UK. No survivors, aircraft was destroyed. 12 x KIA
||Green Lane, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9PS, UK
||11 April 1945