42-51116 Nature's Nymph

Object Number - UPL 15145 - In the Parish Church of Rumburgh, St Michael & St Felix.

Assigned to 705BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. Returning from an aborted mission to Alencon, France, the aircraft crashed at Corner Farm, Rumburgh, on 7 June 1944. Although there are conflicting reports, it seems that there were 8 crew killed. 2 x RTD, 8 x KIA. No MACR

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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: 18165381
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35578530
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12199527 / O-707969
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39414451
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 705th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12153910
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer

Places

Aerial photograph of Bungay (Flixton) airfield, looking south, the technical site- with T2 hangar- and control tower are to the right, where the main airfield gate is also situated, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/930. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Flixton

Events

Event Location Date Description

Assigned

Bungay, UK Assigned to 705BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed

Rumburgh, Halesworth, UK 1944-06-07 Returning from aa aborted mission to Alencon, France, the aircraft crashed at Corner Farm, Rumburgh, on 7-Jun-44. 2 x RTD, 8 x KIA.

Revisions

Date11 Dec 2019 09:32:04
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=100830
D-Day: The Air and Sea Invasion of Normandy in Photos By Nicholas A. Veronico

Date28 Apr 2015 16:39:10
Contributorusxpat
Sources

http://www.usaafdata.com/
History of the 446th Bomb Group, Harold Jansen
Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces, Stan Bishop & John A Hey

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