Killed in Action (KIA). October 1, 1943, when the crew was TDY to the 9th AAC, on a mission to Weiner Neustadt, B-24 ac# 41-23816 'Black Jack' was attacked by flak in the bomb bay shortly after leaving target area. . A/c peeled off while quickly losing altitude as fire developed. Broke in two and crashed in target area. . 5 Killed in Action (KIA) and 5 Prisoner of War (POW). .
DFC, AM with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, PH
Units served with
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...
Assigned to 68BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wiener Nuestadt Bf109 assembly works. Hit by flak and with bomb bay on fire, A/C went into uncontrolable spin and crashed. 1-Oct-43. 5 x KIA 6 x POW. MACR 3312.
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