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Henry Bascom Williams

Military

Major Henry B. Williams was on board of B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. Piloted by Captain William C. Anderson, CO of 813th BS, the B-17 somehow flew off course by some 50 miles and crashed into Skiddaw Mountain, near Keswick in Cumbria, United Kingdom. All 10 aboard were killed. Major Williams was listed as passenger on this plane.

Service

People

  • William Anderson

    Military | Major | Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Major William Anderson was Commanding Officer of the 813th Bomb Squadron. He was pilot of B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. The B-17 somehow flew off course by...

  • Clarence Ballagh

    Military | First Lieutenant | passenger | 482nd Bomb Group
    Clarence Ballagh was on board of B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. Piloted by Captain William C. Anderson, CO of 813th BS, the B-17 somehow flew off course by...

  • Raymond Diltz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    2nd Lt Raymond Diltz was on board of B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. Piloted by Captain William C. Anderson, CO of 813th BS, the B-17 somehow flew off course...

  • Theodore Doe

    Military | First Lieutenant | 482nd Bomb Group
    Theodore Doe was on board of B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. Piloted by Captain William C. Anderson, CO of 813th BS, the B-17 somehow flew off course by some...

  • Thomas Henderson

    Military | Major | passenger | 482nd Bomb Group
    Major Thomas C. Henderson (also known as Tom C. Henderson) was on board of B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. Piloted by Captain William C. Anderson, CO of...

  • Bryson Hills

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer | 482nd Bomb Group
    Bryson Hills was on board of B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. Piloted by Captain William C. Anderson, CO of 813th BS, the B-17 somehow flew off course by some...

  • Robert Jacobsen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 482nd Bomb Group
    Robert Jacobsen was on board of B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. Piloted by Captain William C. Anderson, CO of 813th BS, the B-17 somehow flew off course by...

  • Raymond Oeftiger

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 482nd Bomb Group
    Captain Raymond Oeftiger was on board B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. The B-17 somehow flew off course by some 50 miles and crashed into Skiddaw Mountain,...

  • Robert Sudbury

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 482nd Bomb Group
    1st Lt Robert Sudbury was on board B-17E Serial 41-9051 on a navigational training exercise to Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland as final destination on 14 Sept 43. The B-17 somehow flew off course by some 50 miles and crashed into Skiddaw Mountain, near...

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 41-9051 Flaming Mayme

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 342BS/97BG Polebrook 3/42; 327BS/92BG Bovingdon, then 326BS [UX-O] (?407)] /9/42; col with 41-9021 in taxi accident with Roland Sargeant 25/6/43; repaired and transferred 813BS/482BG Alconbury 1/9/43; detailed UK navigation operation 14/9/43,...

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York City, New York, United States 24 June 1905

the son of Robert Lee Williams and Margaret (Ashenden) Williams

Died Skiddaw, near Keswick, United Kingdom 14 September 1943

in the crash of B-17E Serial 41-9051

Lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2017 13:43:42 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

Research on personnel on board 41-9051
WWII Casualties for Washington, DC
US Census 1920

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / book: Hell on High Ground, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 281-2 82

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