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Wallace Edward Habenicht

Military

Service

People

  • Darrell Boucher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Ralph Miller

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group
    Flew missions over Germany and France from June 18, 1944 to September 13, 1944

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Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 735th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Cluntoe

    Military site : airfield
    Cluntoe was built for the RAF in 1940-42, before being handed obver to the Eighth Air Force. It was used as a Combat Crew Replacement Centre for the training of crews, and was also home to the 311th Ferrying Squadron. It was closed after being handed...

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Born King County, Washington 28 May 1923
Lived in Ravensdale, Washington 1940
Enlisted Tacoma, Washington 14 January 1943
Based Cluntoe 26 May 1944

Assigned with crew to CCRTS for theatre combat crew training.

Died Sun City West, AZ 13 November 2010
Buried Kent, Washington

Tahoma National Cemetery
Kent, King County, Washington, USA
Plot
SECTION F ROW B SITE 32

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2019 01:27:44 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, awards, events and place associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=7485903
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179729397
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=6224&h=11181368...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?
indiv=1&dbid=3693&h=88525702&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=JLv2459&_phstart=successSource
SO#142, HQ AAF Station 238, 26 May 1944

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Liberator Men of Old Buc

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