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Dean Gray Aitken

Military

B-24 'Do-Jim-Don' #42-94859 shot down by flak and fighter aircraft, crashed near Rennes 12 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)

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People

  • Wilbur Turner

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 446th Bomb Group
    B-24 'Do-Jim-Don' #42-94859 shot down by flak and fighter aircraft, crashed near Rennes 12 June 1944. Evaded (EVD)

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Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 705th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tilden, Illinois, USA 24 September 1924
Killed in Action (KIA) Chartes de Bretagne, Frnace 12 June 1944
Buried Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2019 18:07:56 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/9170/42861_647350_0535-00515?pid=75...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60541&h=3947487...

Chris Brassfield Collection - Special Orders Number 33 - HQ 18 Replacement Wing, Salt Lake City, UT - 2 February 1944

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5802 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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