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Chester Dickenson Makinster Jr.

Military

Involved in a mid-air collision during form-up on a mission to Brunswick, GA on 29 Mar 1944 and crashed at Henham, Suffolk in B-24H #41-110033. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-110033 Arizona Rambler

    B-24 Liberator
    29 March 1944, two B24s collided over Henham, a few miles from Halesworth airfield. 9 Crew of the 41-110033 died, and 7 of the 41-28590. During the rescue operations the bomb load of one of the Liberators exploded, killing 6 men from Halesworth.

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kelso, WA, USA 11 April 1919
Died 29 March 1944

KIA when, on 29 March 1944, two B24s collided over Henham, a few miles from Halesworth airfield. 9 Crew of the 41-110033 died, and 7 of the 41-8590. During the rescue operations the bomb load of one Liberators exploded, killing 6 men from Halesworth.

Buried

Plot F Row 4 Grave 17

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2015 15:09:46 usxpat Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 56291999
American Battle Monuments Commission
56thfightergroup.co.uk
http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / ABMC/ MACR 9809 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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