41-6232

Object Number - UPL 23609 - Capt Eugene E Barnum Jr - 61FS, 56FG, 8AF. Standing in front of P-47C 41-6232, 6233 or 6237 all of which were 61FS aircraft.

P-47C-RE 41-6232 was assigned to the 56FG/61FS at Halesworth, UK. On 3 Sep-43 the aircraft, piloted by 1LT Hiram O. Bevins, was struck by ground fire while the pilot was reportedly "flying on the deck" returning from a bomber escort mission. 1LT Bevins managed to crash-land the aircraft near Versailles, France but was captured as a Prisoner of War.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11015844 / O-659231
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Versailles, France 1943-09-03 Shot down by ground fire, crash landed near Versailles, France.

Revisions

Date30 May 2015 00:22:51
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 29-May-2015. Added FTR event per MACR 472; crafted Description based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 472 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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