42-7485 Alfred

Object Number - UPL 15673 - B24-7485 "Alfred." T/Sgt Marion H. Derey was the crew chief.

“Was named by the Layton crew after the cartoons in Collier’s magazine depicting a none too smart swabbie named “Alfred”. T/Sgt Marion H. Derey was the crew chief. “ (b24.net) The aircraft was badly damaged during a combat mission to Kiel. The pilot attempted to land, but crashed at Pretty Corner, Sheringham, Norfolk. Five crew members lost their lives. There is a memorial for the crew in the churchyard of All Saints, Upper Sheringham, dedicated on 4 January 1992.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 392nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37240498
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682302
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 578th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Pretty Corner, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk 4 January 1944

Revisions

Date2 May 2015 21:00:14
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