Was on a carpetbagger mission, flak hit the plane in the navigator's dept,also severing the rudder controls. The crew were not wearing parachutes and Lts. Nicoll and Davis and Sergeant Brewer had no time to put them on and went down in the B24 whichcrashed at Bernieres-le-Patry, 6 miles SE of Vire about 30 miles SW of Caen, Normany FranceKilled in Action (KIA)Killed in Action (KIA)
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The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...
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||American Cemetery Marigny, St Lo