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Donald C Belden

Military

Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #427485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham.

Waugh crew

Service

Units served with

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group to be given B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 model that was fitted with a nose turret on the production line, an adaptation...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7485 Alfred

    B-24 Liberator
    “Was named by the Layton crew after the cartoons in Collier’s magazine depicting a none too smart swabbie named “Alfred”. T/Sgt Marion H. Derey was the crew chief. “ (b24.net) The aircraft was badly damaged during a combat mission to Kiel. The pilot...

Events

Event Location Date
Died Pretty Corner, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk 4 January 1944
Buried Nebraska

Non-cemetery burial, unknown location.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2015 13:17:30 usxpat Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 111205352
http://www.usaafdata.com
http://www.b24.net/missions/MM010444.htm
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/UpperSheringham.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / book:  Not Forgetten, 8th AF Losses, MACR 16033,

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