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Eugene Martin Creagh

Military

Pilot of B-17G 42-102696, acting as wireless relay for Aphrodite mission to V1 missile site at Wizernes, France. 4-8-1944.
Killed in Action (KIA) 12 September 1944 in B-17G 42-107085 'Little Chum'

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Service

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

  • 42-102696 'Midge'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 2/5/44; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 8/5/44; used on Aphrodite training project; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 18/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 42-107085 Little Chum

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 16/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 10/3/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 13/3/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 12/9/44 with Gene Creagh (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Capt Lucian Taylor, Navigator: Don Nicholson, Bombardier: Mitch...

Missions

  • 515

    4 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Fersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Originally named Winfarthing when the site was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, it was renamed Fersfield when built for the Eighth Air Force 1943-44. USAAF and US Navy projects 'Aphrodite' 'Batty' and 'Anvil' (attempts to develop and use...

  • 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 Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA
Lived in Connecticut, USA 1940
Enlisted 4 August 1944

Pilot of B-17G 42-102696, acting as wireless relay for Aphrodite mission to V1 missile site at Wizernes, France. 4-8-1944.

Died 12 September 1944

Killed in Action (KIA) 12 September 1944 in B-17G 42-107085 'Little Chum'.

Buried 1945

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2015 15:17:31 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
Liberator: The Consolidated B-24 By Graham Simons
http://usaafdata.com/?q=search
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Creagh&GSfn=Eugene...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC;/ MACR 8908 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8908 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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