Louis Palmer

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Killed In Service (KIS). 27 May 1943 in an accident at Alconbury, ground crew were loading bombs into B-17s for the next day's mission when several bombs detonated. 19 were killed and 14 injured.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

Ground crew of the 95th Bomb Group attend to an explosion caused whilst loading bombs into a B-17 Flying Fortress at Alconbury. Aircraft pictured are: B-17F (serial number 42-29808) and B-17F (serial number 42-29706) nicknamed "Passion Flower" (after the Disney character from 'Bambi')- both were written off as a result of the explosion. Printed caption on reverse: 'A-25287 AG Planes 3 and 4 (later) in foreground were damaged beyond repair. The scene of the explosion, which ocurred as bombs were loaded in
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
Ground crew of the 95th Bomb Group attend to an explosion caused whilst loading bombs into a B-17 Flying Fortress at Alconbury. Aircraft pictured are: B-17F (serial number 42-29808) and B-17F (serial number 42-29706) nicknamed "Passion Flower" (after the Disney character from 'Bambi')- both were written off as a result of the explosion. Printed caption on reverse: 'A-25287 AG Planes 3 and 4 (later) in foreground were damaged beyond repair. The scene of the explosion, which ocurred as bombs were loaded in
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Passion Flower
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron

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Event Location Date Description

Born

Pennsylvania

Buried

Plot D Row 2 Grave 53

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Killed In Service (KIS)

Alconbury, Huntingdonshire District, Cambridgeshire, England 1943-05-27

Revisions

Date13 Dec 2021 20:06:03
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Changed the label for a Died event to “Killed in Service (KIS)” per info in the "Summary biography".

Date12 Sep 2016 09:42:16
ContributorLucy May
Date12 Sep 2016 09:37:42
ContributorLucy May
Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

Combat Sup, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol.1 by Bishop & Hey p. 134, WWII National monument web site, ABMC / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia