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Wilbur R Alsop Jr.

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Uklei on 6/21/44 in B-24 #4295145 Killed in Action (KIA)Brown hair, best looking. Known for his integrity and intellect.
Brothers Benjamin Franklin Alsop, John Disney Alsop. sisters Katherine Arabell (Alsop) McCalmont, Wilma Malie (Alsop) Alton, Marjorie Jean (Alsop) Marten.

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Glendora, California 5 May 1921
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 21 June 1944

Shot down over Germany

Died 21 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2016 21:21:51 Jeanne M Changes to events
Sources

This info is supplied by his niece Jeanne M Marten

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2016 21:17:46 Jeanne M Changes to nickname and biography
Sources

This is supplied by his niece Jeanne Marten

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6528 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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