41-24498

media-31112.jpeg UPL 31112 My father, Wallace B Kirkpatrick, might be right out of navigator school. Wallace B Kirkpatrick

My father's (Wallace B Kirkpatrick) photos.

Object Number - UPL 31112 - My father, Wallace B Kirkpatrick, might be right out of navigator school.

Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW- ] Westover 23-Aug-42; Thurleigh 30-Oct42; Missing in Action 13-Jan-43 on a mission to bomb the railroad factories of Atclier D' Hellemmes at Lille, France. Aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with B-17F 41-24471 "Four of a Kind" 306BG/369BS just north of the target. 6KIA 4POW MACR 15634.



P 1Lt Jack A. Spaulding (KIA); CP Russell G. Kahl (POW)

N 2LT Wallace B. Kirkpatrick (POW); B 2Lt Gordon R. Grant (KIA)

E/TTG TSgt Thomas H. Gilliland (KIA) RO SSgt Edward A. Nork (POW)

BTG SSgt Dale A. Davis (KIA); LWG Sgt Earl Santos (POW)

RWG TSgt, Leon Williams (KIA); TG SSgt Louis R. Morgan (KIA)

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Units served with

Official insignia of the 306th Bomb Group, approved 6 January 1943, and updated 2 October 1951.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 368th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36408642
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner / Togglier / Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 369th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19063626
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 369th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18060194
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
Gordon Grant
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 369th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-726153
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group 369th Bomb Squadron 423rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14054282 and O-438511
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Marcq-en-Barœul, France 13 January 1943 Aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with B-17F 41-24471 "Four of a Kind" near Lille, France. Both aircraft crashed at Marcq-en-Baroeul, France.

Revisions

Date
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Sources

Lee Cunningham 19-Jan-2015. Made connections with Place and Mission within existing website data; Added FTR description per "Losses of the 9th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; Added target information to Description per "USAAF Combat Chronology" Jack McKillop; added crew position, rank, full proper name and disposition per MACR 15634; formatted crew display.

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 15634 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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