Corwin Edward Alspach

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 49128 - S/Sgt Corwin E. Alspach, 349BS, 100BG

Assigned to 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Chas Petersen crew. Failed to Return Abbeville mission in B-17 43-37591; collided with another aircraft 5-Jun-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 538.

Awards: PH.

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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: 100th Bomb Group 349th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-061159
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 349th Bomb Squadron

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.

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Akron, Ohio, USA 5 February 1922 Son of Ninde Newman and Brownie Lucile [Hardin] Alspach.

Enlisted

Phoenix, AZ 5 January 1943 Phoenix, Arizona

Died

East of Hardelot, France 5 June 1944 Failed to Return Abbeville mission in B-17 43-37591; collided with another aircraft 5-Jun-44. KIA MACR 538

Based

Killed in Action (KIA)

Thorpe Abbotts 5 June 1944 Assigned to 349BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial Re-Interred Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial Saint-Avold, France Plot D Row 9 Grave 3

Revisions

Date19 Apr 2021 15:40:16
ContributorAl_Skiff
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Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56652202/corwin-e-alspach

Date18 Apr 2021 17:59:45
Contributorjmoore43
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Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:06:39
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5383 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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