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Delmar Dean McBeth

Military

Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Dessau 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102485 flak set off fire, crash landed Groenekaseweg, Holland. Took 20mm cannon shell to face killed instantly. 28-May-44 Killed in Action(KIA). MACR 5316.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Arthur Codding

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. 13 combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Dessau 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102485 flak set off fire, crash landed Groenekaseweg, Holland. 28-May-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5316. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102485 Bare Essentials

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/3/44; Gr Island 2/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 12/5/44; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Art Codding, Co-pilot: Roger Withers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Berg, Radio Operator: Clyde Waite,...

Missions

  • 376

    28 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kenmore, North Dakota, USA 1922
Enlisted 200 Tower Ave, St Paul, MN 55111, USA 28 November 1942

Fort Snelling
Minnesota

Based Knettishall 1944 – 28 May 1944

Assigned to 562BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Germany 28 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Dessau 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102485 flak set off fire, crash landed Groenekaseweg, Holland. Took 20mm cannon shell to face killed instantly. 28-May-44 Killed in Action(KIA). MACR 5316.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2017 16:49:07 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28637943
https://www.fold3.com/page/84677209-delmar-d-mcbeth/facts
Mission 376: Battle Over the Reich, May 28, 1944 By Ivo de Jong

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5316 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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