2nd Lieutenant David J. Mahoney, Jr., 330 Bomb Squadron, 93 Bomb Group, Heavy. Killed in Action, June 13, 1944. Awarded Air Medal and Purple Heart.
Buried in Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France.
This cemetery, which covers 28 acres of rolling farm country near the eastern edge of Brittany, contains the remains of 4,409 of our war dead, most of whom lost their lives in the Normandy and Brittany Campaigns of 1944. Along the retaining wall of the memorial terrace are inscribed the names of 498 of the missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified.
The gray granite memorial, containing the chapel as well as two large operations maps with narratives and flags of our military services, overlooks the burial area. From the lookout platform of the tower there is a view of the stately pattern of the headstones, as well as of the surrounding countryside stretching northward to the sea and Mont St. Michel.
The cemetery is located on the site of the temporary American St. James Cemetery, established on August 4, 1944 by the U.S. Third Army. It marks the point where the American forces made their breakthrough from the hedgerow country of Normandy into the plains of Brittany during the offensive around Avranches.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes,...
Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
Shot down 1 May 1943 in B-17 #4229620 on a mission to the uboat yards at St. Nazaire. Plane was shot down and fell into Brest Harbour.
Air Medal, Purple Heart
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
Killed in Action on 3 January 1943 in B-17F 41-24501 while serving as Tail Gunner. Aircraft had two engines shot out by flak over the target, the U/B (submarine) base at St. Nazaire, France. Pilot Ferguson flew the severely damaged plane out to sea but...
Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
While serving as a Waist Gunner on B-24D 41-24745 'Katy Bug' his aircraft sustained the failure of two engines and crashed into a tree while attempting an emergency landing at Little Stukeley. 4 crew members were killed. SSgt Austin was uninjured and...
Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 493rd Bomb Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
On 25-Oct-42 while aboard B17F 42-5059, the aircraft crashed into the sea off Baldy Point, Nova Scotia on ferrying flight from Gander to Prestwick. Aircraft extensively damaged and accident is listed as a ferry loss. RTD.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
Hit by flak over the target of Chateaudon airfield, FR on 28 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-97200 broke apart, exploded, and crashed S of the target. Killed in Action (KIA).
AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster
Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
Shot down 23 November 1942 in B-17 41-24503 'Pandora's Box' while serving as Navigator. Killed in Action (KIA).
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
Killed in Action (KIA). The assigned target was the uboat yards at St. Nazaire and a navigational error on return took the group over heavily defended Brest. The B-17 42-29649 was attacked by fighters and caught on fire. The pilot landed at Cornwall,...
Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
Killed in Action (KIA) in plane #42-31441. Mid-air collision after T/O.
Buried or commemorated
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
Member of McNiel crew. Shot down at Pressoir in B-24 #4251124 on 19 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3), 42-92061, went down near Pleuven, Brittany, having departed from Ireland.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 434th Troop Carrier Group
Eston Kuhn served as a co-pilot with the 71st Troop Carrier Squadron of the 434th Troop Carrier Group. In the early hours of D-Day, 6 June 1944, Kuhn was co-piloting C-47 43-15101 on a glider mission over the Cherbourg Peninsula when the aircraft was...
Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer, Top Turret Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
Member of McNiel crew. Shot down at Pressoir in B-24 #4251124 on 19 June 1944 Killed in Action (KIA)
Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
B-24 #42-95153 hit by flak, crashed at Pont Scorff 13 Jun 1944. Killed in Action (KIA)
AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 801st Bomb Group
Shot down at Pressoir in B-24 #4251124 on 19 June 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).