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Homer Henry Badgett

Military

Homer Badgett was co-pilot on B-24 Serial 41-28713 of 389th Bomber Group / 564th Bomber Squadron, short on fuel on return from Badgett's 17th mission on 11 July 1944 to the Munich marshalling yards.

The plane exploded and crashed near Noyelles-lès-Seclin, about 5km southwest of Lille, France (NORD Department). Helped at first by Mr & Mrs Joveneaux in Marquette-lez-Lille, then by Mr and Mrs Delesalle, he was taken in charge by Mr and Mrs Wicquart-Montreuil at their farm (Ferme de Piètre) in Aubers, about 15km West of Lille.

He stayed hidden there until liberation and was back in England on 11 September 1944.

Service

People

  • Edmund Boice

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Nose Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713 POW

  • Andrew Boreske

    Military | Captain | Pilot, / Command Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 11-Jul-44 in B-24 41-28713 Evaded (EVD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Carter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713

  • Edgar Clyde

    Military | Second Lieutenant | PB | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles in B-24 #4128713 POW

  • Thomas Cox

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713

  • Charles Crawford

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713

  • Donald Donovan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | NX, Navigator, Radar | 389th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713

  • Andrew Felbinger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles in B-24 41-28713. Parachute failed to open. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Carl Moss

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713 POW

  • Ronald Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Ronald Smith served as a waist gunner with the 389th Bomb Group. On 11 July 1944, he was in B-24 #4128713 when it ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles, France. Smith managed to evade capture.

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Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron
  • 735th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28713

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Serial 41-28713 of 389th Bomber Group / 564th Bomber Squadron, short on fuel on return from the mission of 11 July 1944 to the Munich marshalling yards. The plane exploded and crashed near Noyelles-lès-Seclin, about 5km southwest of Lille, France ...

Missions

  • 466

    11 July 1944
    More than 1000 planes bombed Munich. Flak cut our control cables to elevators and rudder. Flew back by wing trim tabs. Shippy spliced cables before landing. Nine hour ride. Flak hit Sgt Rollinger's oxygen mask and injured his nose and eyes.

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mount Vernon, Illinois, United States 3 September 1921

the son of Oscar Henry Badgett and Carrie Luella Shew Badgett

Enlisted East Saint Louis, Illinois, United States 22 July 1942

as a Private in the Air Corps

Died San Diego, California, United States 8 February 2002
Lived in Mount Vernon, Illinois, United States
Buried Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California, United States

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2015 11:02:08 Lucy May Changes to biography, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Have added information from two duplicate records. This information is from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit history, MACR 7491, SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 199

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Liberator Men of Old Buc

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2015 16:15:57 ED-BB Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment Records
Escape & Evasion Report E&E 1957
Will C. Crawford High School, San Diego website : https://www.johnfry.com/pages/ObitsFaculty.html
Détails from Frenchman Jean Michel Dozier, Wambrechies, France, about the French patriots who helped Lt Badgett in his evasion .

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 14:18:46 Jmd Changes to events
Sources

The farm Jovenaux to Quesnoy sur Deûle

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 14:04:34 Jmd Changes to service number and events
Sources

Date of birth on the report EE-1957

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7491 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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