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William E Huenekens

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William Huenekens was killed on a training mission. His aircraft crashed near Eaton Socon in England. All 3 crewmen were killed.

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  • Carl Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Carl R Adams was killed on a training mission. His aircraft crashed near Eaton Socon in England. All 3 crewmen were killed.

  • John Cronan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    John Cronan was killed on a training mission. His aircraft crashed near Eaton Socon in England. All 3 crewmen were killed.

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Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 850th Bomb Squadron

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Event Location Date
Born Minnesota, USA 1916
Enlisted Minneapolis, MN, USA 20 June 1942
Died Eaton Socon, Saint Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19, UK 27 June 1944
Buried

Plot B Row 1 Grave 37

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2016 17:35:13 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations and unit associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

See also:
MACR 15572

ABMC record: https://www.abmc.gov/node/540636#.Vw0ivk32aM8
NARA Enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=929&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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