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Selwyn B Danowitz

Military

Assigned to the 553BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7016.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Frederick Briggs

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 553BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7016. Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

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Units served with

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 553rd Bomb Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

Aircraft

  • 41-31805 'Wood's Rocket Raiders'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to the 553rd Bombardment Squadron of the 386th Bomb Group, 9th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. 6 x KIA. MACR 7016.

Associated Place

  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Based Great Dunmow 1944 – 28 July 1944

Assigned to the 553BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died 14140 Lessard-et-le-Chêne, France 28 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to bomb a bridge near Ecouché 28-Jul-44. Collided with Fw190 fighter. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7016.

Buried 4701 Brownsboro Rd, Windy Hills, KY 40207, USA 1 September 1949

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville,
Jefferson County, KY

Lived in Nassau County, NY, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2018 15:27:25 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310770673?terms=Selwyn%20B%20Danowitz
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=260&MemID...
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=2423
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3297854

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2018 15:26:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310770673?terms=Selwyn%20B%20Danowitz
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3297854

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