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Spynke Road, Norwich

Crash site

Detailed history

On 14 January, 1945, B24 44-40283, Lassie Come Home, crashed near here. 8 crew and two civilian children were killed. A full account of the crash can be found here: http://www.458bg.com/crewdiehl.htm

Connections

People

  • Walter Denton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer | 458th Bomb Group
    Died in the crash of B24 44-40283, “Lassie Come Home.”

  • Leo Hecht

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Died in the crash of B24 44-40283, “Lassie Come Home.” This was his first mission, and he was actually a member of another crew, standing in for the regular co-pilot on this mission.

  • John McNeeley

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Died in the crash of B24 44-40283, “Lassie Come Home.”

  • Frederick Wiehage

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Died in the crash of B24 44-40283, “Lassie Come Home.”

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2015 21:53:02 usxpat Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history, person associations and media associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.458bg.com/crewdiehl.htm

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