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Cambrai/Niergnies

Military site : airfield

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Service

Units

  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...

  • 394th Bomb Group

People

  • Thomas Abshier

    Military | Sergeant | Radio / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Lt Myron E Brown Crew [#5].

  • Donald Aggers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Toggelier | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals.

  • William Ardiff

    Military | Sergeant | Radio / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Crew #4.

  • Donald Bergeron

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. 35+ missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Haltern, hit by flak crashed Haltern, Germany 22-Mar-45 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 13040 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Henry Birtcher

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Crew #4.

  • Leslie Brock

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Crew #4.

  • Floyd Cone

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. ETD. Awards: AM(OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Excell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 394th Bomb Group

  • Lewis Guernsey

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. 32 missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Haltern, hit by flak crashed Haltern, Germany 22-Mar-45 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 13040 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Reuben Hartje

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio / Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Haltern, hit by flak crashed Haltern, Germany 22-Mar-45 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 13040 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Aircraft

  • 42-25894

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-96213 'Sheboygan Redskin'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Haltern, hit by flak in wing and in cockpit crashed Haltern, Germany 22-Mar-45 3 x POW, 3 x KIA MACR 13040

  • 43-34212

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Mid Air Collision over Epinoy, crashed pilot 1st Lt William E Cook.

  • 42-96053

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Fatal Crash Meziers, France, crashed into hillside in bad weather 2-Dec-44. 6 x KIA.

  • 43-34115

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS 394BG 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-96290

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2017 11:02:21 general ira snapsorter Created entry with name and number
Sources

Place added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;
- http://www.ixengineercommand.com/airfields/physical.php

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