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Assigned to 416th Fighter Squadron, 12th AF. Posted Missing - Lt Eldon W Blake (pilot) and 2nd Lt Max W Galowich (nav.) - Killed in Action (KIA). 29-Mar-45. MACR 13453

Service

Units

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force


    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 416th Fighter Squadron

    416th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Based at Pontedera, Italy, between 27 March and 13 August 1945.

People

  • Eldon Blake

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 416th Fighter Squadron, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ghedi Villafranca di Veroni; crashed vicinity of Quinzano d'Oglio. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13453 Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Max Galowich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 416th Fighter Squadron, 12th AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ghedi Villafranca di Verona; crashed vicinity of Quinzano d'Oglio. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 13453 Awards: PH.

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Pontedera, Italy 1944 – 29 March 1945

Assigned to 416th Fighter Squadron, 12th AF.

Manufactured Leavesden Aerodrome, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 7BZ, UK 4 November 1944

Leavesden Built, contract number 1576/SAS/C.23(a), between 4-11-1944 and 2-5-1945.

Crashed Vicinity of Quinzano de Oglio 29 March 1945

Posted Missing - Lt Eldon W Blake (pilot) and 2nd Lt Max W Galowich (nav.) - KIA MACR 13453

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 April 2020 09:15:41 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events and unit associations
Sources

Production list / mossie.org / http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
19 June 2015 19:52:17 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

Production list / mossie.org / http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 23:54:50 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, events and unit associations
Sources

Production list / mossie.org / http://aviation-safety.net

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13453 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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