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David A Coughlin

Military

Service

People

  • Alan Finch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    35 missions from June 1944 to Decmber 1944 DFC

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Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38391 Hit and Run

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 5/8/44; Grenier 14/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 15/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 43-38492

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/8/44; Lincoln 19/8/44; Grenier 6/9/44; Assigned 353BS/301BG Lucera 12/10/44; Returned to the USA Hunter 10/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 43-38987

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 29/10/44; Grenier 12/11/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 19/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45.

  • 44-8263

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/7/44; Cheyenne 2/8/44; Kearney 10/8/44; Grenier 23/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 30/8/44; Missing in Action Derben 14/1/45 with Les Carter, Co-pilot: Bob Koch, Navigator: John Russell, Bombardier: Joe Rozell, Flight engineer...

  • 42-94880 Misschief

    B-24 Liberator

Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Buffalo, NY, USA 21 September 1923
Lived in Buffalo, New York 1943

30 Parkdale Drive

Enlisted Buffalo, NY, USA 30 January 1943
34th BG Combat Tour Mendlesham, Stowmarket IP14, UK 18 August 1944 – 28 August 1944

Completed a 35 mission combat tour

Died 7 July 1981

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2019 20:11:42 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

Alan Finch Collection

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2018 00:02:26 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=3228776
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2441&h=12390500...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit Roster

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