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Anthony S Birkbeck

Military

Killed in mid air collision over Harleston/Redenhall on return from a mission.

Service

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 706th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50790 Little King

    B-24 Liberator
    Involved in a mid-air collision with 42-51909 on 11 April 1945, over Harleston/Redenhall. No survivors.

Events

Event Location Date
Born 1922

Wilkes-Barre PA

Killed in action Green Lane, Harleston, Norfolk IP20 9PS, UK 11 April 1945

Killed when 2 planes collided over base as they were coming in for landing after mission to Regenberg. Killed in Action (KIA)

Enlisted
Buried

Cambridge
Plot F Row 6 Grave 121

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 09:24:01 usxpat Changes to events
Sources

ABMC, records for Cambridge

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 09:21:10 usxpat Changes to events and media associations
Sources

ancestry.com

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2018 15:56:50 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Combat Supplement ;
- Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia
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Date Contributor Update
15 April 2015 15:35:27 usxpat Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

446th unit history / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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