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Stanton A Earley

Military

Killed in Action (KIA). TDY 9th AF Oct. 1, 1943 . Hit by flak on mission from Tunisia to Austria in B24 42-40775 'Wolf Wagon'. Crashed near target with 6 Killed in Action (KIA) and 4 Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40775 'Wolf Wagon'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Liberator 42-40775 'Wolf Wagon' 565th BS, 389th BG, 8th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Kenneth H Matson, returning safely to Libya. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Killed in action 1 October 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop & Hey p. 299

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