44-40243 Tender Foot

Object Number - UPL 13512

Shot down by Flak right after dropping its bombs. Aircraft in flames partially evacuated before exploding in flight. 7 KIA. 3 POW. MACR 5633.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12187407
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 491st Bomb Group 853rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Missions

  • Date: 5 June 1944
  • Official Description: 629 Heavy Bombers attack 6 coastal defence installations in Cherbourg-Caen area and 8 in Pas de Calais area, along with 3 V-weapon sites and a railroad bridge. 6 Bombers are lost.

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Failed to Return (FTR)

Landrethun-le-Nord, France 1944-06-05 Crashed in the Lac de Blacourt, commune of Landrethun-le-Nord, Pas-de-Calais, France.

Revisions

Date8 Apr 2015 16:13:53
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 5039

Date5 Mar 2015 01:26:54
ContributorTimothy McKeown
Sources

Ringmasters: The 491st Bombardment Group (H). Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co. (1992).

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:48
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 5633 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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