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Donald C Byers

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Dreilingen in B-17 #4297344'Carrie B II'

Air Medal and Purple Heart

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97344 Carrie B II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/2/44; Tinker 4/3/44; Hunter 6/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-P] Deenethorpe 28/4/44; detailed Leipzig 16/8/44 with W.A. Shackleford, Navigator: J.M. Rush, Bombardier: W.M. Scalon, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Missions

  • 568

    24 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Indianapolis, IN, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 August 1944
Died 24 August 1944
Buried New Albany Cemetery section G plot 54, originally buried in Belgium

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 18:51:56 Paul Bellamy Changes to role and place associations
Sources

401BG unit records (AFHRA, Maxwell AFB)
613BS unit records (AFHRA, Maxwell AFB)

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 18:43:22 donaldbyers Changes to media associations
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Donald Byers Nephew

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 18:41:50 donaldbyers Changes to mission associations
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Donald Byers Nephew

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 18:18:26 donaldbyers Changes to awards
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Donald Byers Nephew

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 18:17:08 donaldbyers Changes to nickname
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Donald Byers Nephew

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 18:16:09 donaldbyers Changes to role
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Donald Byers Nephew

Date Contributor Update
01 October 2014 04:12:10 donaldbyers Changes to highest rank
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Donald A. Byers Nephew

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8203 / MACR 8203, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1882 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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