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Albeny J Blanchard

Military

Killed in Action (KIA). On return to base B17 #42-37869 crashed at Oakhampton returning from Atlantic weather reconnaissance mission. 5 KNO+2 RTD +1 RAF

Service

Units served with

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • No 1 Combat Crew Replacement Center

    No 1 Combat Crew Replacement Center

    Unit
    Redesignated from No 11 Combat Crew Replacement Center on 12 November 1943. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-37869

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Assigned 20FG, 8th Weather Flight Cheddington 25/10/43; on flight from St Eval to base 25/12/43, crashed on hillside three miles SE of Bridestowe, near Oakhampton, Devon, UK, with Ernie Patterson, Co-pilot:...

Events

Event Location Date
Died Okehampton EX20, UK 25 December 1943
Buried

Plot D Row 6 Grave 49

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2017 09:06:19 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

https://abmc.gov/node/538900#.WhPsNU1LGM8

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The 25th BG (Rcn) by Normsn Malaney, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol.  I, p. 439

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