Donovan A Astle

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Crew member B-24 #41-11896 'Nightmare' shot down on 3rd Sep 43 mission to bomb Sulmona, Italy marshaling yards, KIA MACR 463.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Nightmare
  • Unit: 98th Bomb Group 343rd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 1 August 1943
  • Official Description: 177 B-24’s, of IX Bomber Command (including Heavy Bombers on loan from Eighth AF) are dispatched to bomb oil refineries at Ploesti and nearby Campina. The operation (TIDALWAVE) is costly, 54 planes and 532 airmen being lost, but damage to the targets...

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Wyoming, USA 18 January 1920 Jan 18, 1920

Died

67039 Sulmona AQ, Italy 3 September 1943 Crew member B-24 #41-11896 'Nightmare' shot down on 3rd Sep 43 mission to bomb Sulmona, Italy marshaling yards, KIA MACR 463.

Buried

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial Nettuno, Provincia di Roma Lazio, Italy.

Other

Assigned

Benghazi, Libya 343rd BS, 98th BG, 9th AF.

Revisions

Date17 Apr 2015 16:43:31
ContributorAl_Skiff