42-108877

Took part in Operation Eagle on 12 May 1944. After successfully completing the practice jump, the aircraft collided with C-47 42-92679 on the return journey. Crews reported a large explosion and a bright flash. All members of the crew were killed in the accident.

First Lieutenant Joseph Sharber Jr (Pilot)
Flight Officer Hubert M Bayless (Co-Pilot)
First Lieutenant Harry Gallack (Navigator)
Staff Sergeant Floyd V Asleson (Crew Chief)
Staff Sergeant Harlan C Sandlin (Radio Operator)

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Units served with

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Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: C-47 Skytrain
  • Unit: 316th Troop Carrier Group 36th Troop Carrier Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

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Mid Air Collision

Near Cottesmore 12 May 1944

Revisions

Date22 May 2015 10:04:32
ContributorEmily
Sources

Michael N. Ingrisano, Valour Without Arms, P 90

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 15182 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database