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Theodore Fassitt Furness Jr

Military

Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, 8AF USAAF. Co-pilot aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died Non Battle (DNB).

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Charles Williams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 64th Troop Carrier Group
    1st Lieutenant Charles E Williams was born October 30, 1919. His next of kin were his parents, David and Gertrude Williams. He was from Clinton, Minnesota. ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 64th Troop Carrier Group

    64th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    The Group trained with the Eighth Air Force flying from Ramsbury, Wiltshire. The Group was reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force on 14 September 1942. Its first mission was dropping paratroops into French North-West Africa, at Maison Blanche, Algeria on...

  • 18th Troop Carrier Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-7803

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, 8AF USAAF. Departed Bradley AAF, CT for the ETO. Routing through Presque Isle, Goose Bay Labrador, Bluie West 1 (Narsarsuaq Greenland) [3 week delay], thence to Prestwick via Iceland. Failed to Return (FTR) flight from...

Associated Place

  • Prestwick

    Military site : airfield
    Opened as civil Prestwick Airport with a grass airfield in 1936, it was also an RAF training, fighter and Coastal Command base during 1936 to 1941. Scottish Aviation established an assembly and maintenance facility there in 1938, developed during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Media, PA 19063, USA 24 July 1917

Son of Theodore Fassitt Snr and Adele S Furness.

Lived in Pinellas County, FL, USA 1941
Enlisted 3108 N Boundary Blvd, Tampa, FL 33621, USA 8 October 1941

MacDill Field,
Florida

Based 1942 – 23 August 1942

Assigned to 18TCS, 64TCG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 23 August 1942
Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 25 August 1942

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried 3822 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA 1948

Re-Interred
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia,
Philadelphia County, PA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2018 18:01:40 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, suffix, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/83972582-theodore-f-furness-jr
https://www.fold3.com/image/118694976?terms=theodore%20f%20Furness
https://www.fold3.com/image/317723757
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762968?terms=t%20f%20Furness
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37355571/theodore-fassitt-furness

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AF by Bishop and Hey p. 27

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