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A-20 Havoc

Shot down by AA fire on mission to Bonnieres, France on 9 May 1944. Pilot 1Lt Gordon R. Argyle, Bombardier/Navigator Ralph Corey and Mechanic/Gunner SSgt William H. Oglesbee were killed. Armorer/Gunner SSgt Louis W. Dirickson became POW. MACR 4677

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  • Little Walden

    Military site : airfield
    Little Walden was built as a Class A airfield suitable for American heavy bombers. The 409th Bomb Group, as part of the Ninth Air Force, was stationed at the base between March and September 1944, flying A-20 Havocs. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Frévent, France 9 May 1944

Shot down by AA fire on mission to Bonnieres, France on 9 May 1944. Pilot 1Lt Gordon R. Argyle, Bombardier/Navigator Ralph Corey and Mechanic/Gunner SSgt William H. Oglesbee were killed. Armorer/Gunner SSgt Louis W. Dirickson became POW. MACR 4677

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2016 22:28:39 Rainer Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 4677

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4677 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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