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Alfred Scott Farrington

Military

Scott Farrington served as a tail gunner with the 515th Bomb Squadron of the 376th Bomb Group. He flew on the crew of Donaldson Hurd, flying 'Dopey Goldberg', during the Ploesti raid on 1 Aug 1943. He was shot down with Hurd over Foggia Italy a couple of weeks later and held as a Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft XVIIb.

Service

Units served with

  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 515th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kokomo, Indiana, USA 30 September 1916
Lived in Kokomo, IN, USA June 1942
Enlisted Indianapolis, IN, USA 16 June 1942
Prisoner of War (POW) 16 August 1943 – 1945

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Shot down Foggia, Province of Foggia, Italy 16 August 1943
Died Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 13 May 1958

aged 41

Buried Kokomo, IN, USA

Sunset Memory Garden

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2020 18:56:04 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Removed extraneous info from Buried event.

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2020 18:54:31 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added Born and updated Died and Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 73471708.

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2017 14:19:08 Lucy May Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Correspondence with Michael Rafferty and his contribution to Hurd B Donaldson's record.
Documents via Sandra Farrington Kleiber, the daughter of Scott Farrington.

NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=63628
https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73471708

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