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Asa North Duncan

Military

En route to Maison Blanche, via Gibraltar on 17 November 1942, with Clark Garber, Co-pilot: Josh Kaplan, Navigator: John Roysden, Bombardier: Les Birleson*, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Welcome Talbot, Radio Operator: Paul Padgett, Ball turret gunner: Roger Arent, Waist gunner: Lilburn Haddox, Waist gunner: Arthur Spell, pass-Brigadier General Asa North Duncan (8AF HQ, Chief of Staff, Major John Knox* (341BS CO) (11 Killed in Service); engine fire, aircraft crashed Bay of Biscay; (*only bodies recovered). Missing Air Crew Report 15097.

Service

People

  • Ira Eaker

    Military | Lieutenant General | Commanding General, 8th Air Force
    Commanding General of 8th AF 1 December 1942 to 5 January 1944. Following that, Eaker was given command of all Allied air forces in the MTO, and in April 1945 became Deputy CG of the USAAF. Retired July 1947. ...

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Units served with

  • 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. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-2969

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 366BS/305BG Syracuse 17/9/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; transferred 341BS/97BG Polebrook 4/11/42; en route Maison Blanche, via Gibraltar 17/11/42, with Clark Garber, Co-pilot: Josh Kaplan, Navigator: John Roysden, Bombardier: Les Birleson*,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Leighton, AL 35646, USA 30 March 1892
Commissioned 27 September 1916
Killed in Service 17 November 1942

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2015 02:41:21 bombercommand Changes to role
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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=56289364

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2015 01:22:42 bombercommand Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWII...

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2015 01:21:10 bombercommand Changes to awards
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http://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWII...

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2015 01:20:06 bombercommand Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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http://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWII...

BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE 8TH AIR FORCE 1942-1945

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