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Thomas G Piers

Military

KIS killed in a mid-air collision while on a sightseeing tour of damaged Europe at Braintree England.

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-8198

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    44-8198 was on a sightseeing trip to Germany two days after VE Day when it collided with 44-8813 over Braintree, Essex on 10 May 1945. ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Died 11 May 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement, p. 203; 379th Bombardment Anthology, pg 343 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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