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Wayne M Chavis

Military

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 49FS, 14FG, 12AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 11-May-43 enemy action in P-38. Last seen upside down with left engine on fire. Not seen to crash. 15-20 mile SW of Marsala. MACR 16283.

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


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

  • 14th Fighter Group

    14th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 14th Fighter Group (USAAF) was a P-38 Lightning Group that fought in Tunisia and the Italian campaign, as well as providing bomber escorts for attacks across southern Europe. ...

  • 49th Fighter Squadron
  • 84th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-2178

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Youks-les-Bains

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pine Bluff, AR, USA 1922
Enlisted Arkansas, USA 29 January 1942
Based Duxford 15 December 1942 – 10 February 1943

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Goxhill, Barrow-upon-Humber DN19, UK 24 January 1943

Landing Accident Goxhill/Sta 345 Cat 3 damage 2Lt Wayne M Chavis, 24-Jan-43.

P-38F 43-2178 - 84FS 78FG 8AF

Based Youks-les-Bains 10 February 1943 – 11 May 1943

Transferred to 49FS, 14FG, 12AF USAAF.

Died 91025 Marsala, Province of Trapani, Italy 11 May 1943

Missing enemy action in P-38. Last seen upside down with left engine on fire. Not seen to crash. 15-20 mile SW of Marsala. 11-May-43.

Buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Interred
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial

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