Hal Neal Wood

Military

Object Number - UPL 15416 - Memorial at Taverham Mill Fisheries. Remains of the aircraft are still in the lake.

Killed when Pappy’s Chillun, B-24H #42-29418, crashed during assembly. ”It was the opinion of the investigating board that the airplane picked up too much ice, was forced into a stall, and from there into a spin, when it fell apart.” (44thbombgroup.com) The main body of the aircraft still lies in the lake at Taverham Mill. On 21 April 2001, 57 years after the crash, a memorial was dedicated on the property.

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Units served with

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

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Turnip Termite, Pappy's Chillun
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs 486th Bomb Group 68th Bomb Squadron 835th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

Taverham Mill Lakes 1944-04-21

Revisions

Date4 Apr 2020 22:50:26
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "#" and a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date1 May 2015 16:52:05
Contributorusxpat

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