41-13180

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 340th Bomb Group 487th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-688781
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 340th Bomb Group 487th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14046464
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade)
  • Role/Job: Aerial Gunner

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Foggia "Gino Lisa" Airport

Events

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Shot Down

near Perugia, Italy 1944-04-06 This B-25 Mitchell, 41-13180, and crew were assigned to the 487th Squadron of the 340th Bomb Group. On April 6, 1944 the plane was crippled by flak over the target, Perugia Aerodrome in central Italy, and was last seen spiraling earthward with 4 chutes. On January 13, 1950 three crewmembers were buried in Section E Site 226-227 of the Zachary Taylor Natl Cemetery. Lt Gerald U. Ashmore, Pilot Zachary Taylor Nal Cemetery Sgt Julius W. Ikner, Gunner Zachary Taylor Natl Cemetery Sgt Jesse S. Klein, Tailgunner Zachary Taylor Natl Cemetery 2/Lt Hamilton E. Finney, Copilot Returned to his Squadron 2/Lt George L. Simpson, Bombardier Returned to his Squadron Cpl Bernard A. Burton Radio Gunner Returned to his Squadron