43-38264

Object Number - UPL 31590 - Tail Turret of 43-38264 after Magdeburg 12 Sept 1944 Front

Delivered Cheyenne 14/7/44; Hunter 22/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG [G6- ] Debach 4/8/44; detailed Magdeburg 12/9/44, 493rd BG mission 55, with the George M Durgin crew (who normally flew in ULPY 43-38241 which was not mission ready); landed in Belgium to get Donald W Gray, Haywood (Frank) Deese & Ray H Higginbotham to hospital ASAP but Don Gray died later that day;

Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 with John Kolberg, Bruce Johnson, Martin Rosenberg, Vince Churm, Bob Klindworth (5 Killed in Action); Joe Loughran, Bob Kurio, Bill Vayo, Art Fisher (4 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Ludwigshafen, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10327.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-772826
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14100883
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33759919
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12200984
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner & Ball turret gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-771041
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Places

Missions

  • Date: 9 September 1944
  • Date: 5 November 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Germany 1944-11-05

Revisions

Date28 Feb 2018 16:55:56
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Added connection to Magdeburg and Ludwigshafen missions.

Date7 Feb 2018 11:54:28
Sources

493rd BG Archives Debach
www.493bgdebach.co.uk

Date2 Feb 2018 16:29:23
Sources

493rd BG Archives Debach

Date2 Feb 2018 16:23:43
Sources

493rd BG Archives Debach

Date2 Feb 2018 09:41:15
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493rd BG Archives Debach

Date1 Feb 2018 11:31:57
Sources

493rd BG Archives Debach

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:26
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10327 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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