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George W Eckelbecker

Military

Killed when B-24J #42-51343, Shazam. crashed after takeoff in cloudy weather with heavy icing. Cause not determined. There were no one survivors

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...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51343 Shazam

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed after takeoff in Carr's Hill Wood, Costessey. Entire crew killed.

Events

Event Location Date
Born 4 May 1921
Enlisted 10 May 1944
Died Carr's Hill Wood, Costessey, Norfolk, UK 7 March 1945
Buried Springfield, MI, USA

Reese Cemetery
Springfield
Calhoun County
Michigan, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 13:42:04 usxpat Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

www.usaafdata.com
ancestry.com
Air Accident Report
Find A Grave Memorial# 98404474

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