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Banham

Crash site

Detailed history

Flying Control Office
AAF Station 144
APO 558
26 November 1944

At 0832 hours on 26 November 1944, B-24 J No. 42-51503 made a normmal take-off on ann operational mission. At 0835 hours an explosion was seen approximately six to eight miles ssw of the field. 2nd Bombardment Division Flying Control was informed. At 0910 hours Fersfield Flying Control informed us that a B-24 had crashed near Groves Farm, Banham, and requested that we send fire trucks and ambulances, as they were unable to cope with the situation. A doctor, ambulance, and two crash trucks were immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident. At 1045 hours it was ascertained that the crashed aircraft was B-24 no. 42-515303 belonging to the 453rd Bombardment Group.

All members of the crew were killed in the accident.
The aircraft is non-repairable
There was a certified flying control officer on duty at the time of the accident.

Lewis S. Hauger
1st Lt. A.C.
Duty FCO

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People

  • John Bouldin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 734 | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Ray Conard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Glenn Gillies

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 734 | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Arthur Ginstrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Alvin Hebert

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 734 | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Charles Hitzfield

    Military | Lieutenant | 734 | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Rodney Ives

    Military | Lieutenant | 453rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Harry Klyap

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Casimir Kulesza

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 734 | 453rd Bomb Group

  • Alfred Neumunz

    Military | Lieutenant | 734 | 453rd Bomb Group

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Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2019 21:00:15 usxpat Changes to person associations
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MACR number illegible

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 17:49:44 usxpat Changes to aircraft associations
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Report of Aircraft Accident 26 November 1944

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2015 15:46:39 usxpat Changes to person associations
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USAAF Report of aircraft accident, 26 November 1944

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2015 17:14:32 usxpat Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history and media associations
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14 March 2015, Laurie Atkins

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