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St Eval

Military site : airfield

USAAF and US Navy lodger units operated from the base from 1942.

Service

People

  • Benjamin Bromley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Engineer | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group. AM, PH

  • William Dunlap

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 480th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 26-Feb-43 in B-24D 41-23820, 480th ASG/1st ASS while serving as Radio Operator. The aircraft failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol over the Bay of Biscay. Empty dingies were found 75 miles northwest of Brest/ Obit...

  • Harold Dyment

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group. AM w/ 2Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Claude Ferrini

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group. AM, PH

  • Wilfred Harader

    Military | Sergeant | Assistant Radio Operator | 480th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 26-Feb-43 in B-24D 41-23820, 480th ASG/1st Ass while serving as Assistant Radio Operator. The aircrft failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol over the Bay of Biscay. Empty dingies were found 75 miles northwest of Brest/...

  • Dale Hubbard

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group.

  • Patrick Kerns

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Patrick Francis Kerns was the eldest son of Patrick and Minnie Kerns. Patrick enlisted for military service in Philadelphia, Pa. on Jan.5, 1942 at the age of 19. He had completed his H.S. Education and probably had some form of employment but job...

  • Robert Knezovich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 480th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 26-Feb-43 in B-24D 41-23820, 480th ASG/1st ASS while serving as Tail Gunner. The aircraft failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol over the Bay of Biscay. Empty dingies were found 75 miles northwest of Brest/ Obit Stolle...

  • Laurence McCormick

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 479th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). B24 42-40598 failed to return from to St. Eval from 'Musketry' patrol. An SOS was received but searchers couldn't find crew or plane. The crew was assigned to an antisubmarine group. AM, PH

  • Jesse McCurley

    Military | Sergeant | Assistant Engineer | 480th Anti-Submarine Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 26-Feb-43 in B-24D 41-23820, 480th ASG/ 1st ASS while serving as Assitant Engineer. The aircraft failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol over the Bay of Biscay. Empty dingies were found 75 miles northwest of Brest/ Obit...

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Aircraft

  • 42-29811 'CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO' aka 'BLASTED EVENT'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/43; Gore 7/3/43; Gulfport 31/3/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [ET-U] Alconbury 15/4/43; taxi accident with Bill Adams 4/5/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; practice mission to RAF St Eval, Cornwall 28/9/43 with Norman Hargert,...

  • 42-37869

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Assigned 20FG, 8th Weather Flight Cheddington 25/10/43; on flight from St Eval to base 25/12/43, crashed on hillside three miles SE of Bridestowe, near Oakhampton, Devon, UK, with Ernie Patterson, Co-pilot:...

  • 42-40598 The Sea Hawk

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-23820

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D-5-CO 41-23820 was assigned to 480th Anti-Submarine Group/1st Anti-Submarine Squadron at St. Eval, UK. The aircraft was on TDY duty with RAF Coastal Command but under administrative control of VIII Air Support Command. The aircraft was despatched...

  • 42-63781 'Black Magic'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 479ASG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 406BS, 801BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Chris Ashworth, Action Stations 5: Military Airfields of the South-West (Cambridge, 1982)

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