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Assigned to 705BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) supply mission to Wesel with Dale Beasley crew; shortly after supplies dropped and while at 300ft, A/C hit by 20mm AAA flak, causing fire to break out between No. 1 and 2 engines. Bail out ordered as A/C entered flat spin. Crew baled out, except the pilot and waist gunners, navigator's chute failed to open. 3 x RTD, 4 x KIA MACR 13537

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Units served with

A flight of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-134528
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16030395 / O-2059149
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31353915
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-834576
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 576th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Assigned

Failed to Return (FTR)

Bassingbourn, UK 1945-03-24 Assigned to 705BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed

Wesel, Germany 1945-03-24 Failed to Return (FTR) supply mission to Wesel with Dale Beasley crew; downed by ground fire. 3 x RTD, 4 x KIA MACR 13537

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:05
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 13537 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database