Wendell L Daily

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media-21308.jpeg UPL 21308 Wendell L. Daily - Waterloo, 389th BG, KIA Charles D Taylor collection

"Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 19 "Killed in Action", by Charles D Taylor

Object Number - UPL 21308 - Wendell L. Daily - Waterloo, 389th BG, KIA

Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943, flying B-24 Liberator #42-40751.



Shot down by fighters near Orleans, France on 7 January 1944 in B-24D #42-41013 'Trouble N' Mind'. Killed in Action (KIA).



DFC, AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Touch of Texas
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 567th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: - Trouble
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 44th Bomb Group 506th Bomb Squadron 566th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Related videos and documents

  • Media Type: Video
  • Object Number: UPL 34255
  • Description: This video is a brief summary of the book titled "Trouble". A B-24 Liberator nicknamed Trouble was shot down over Nazi-occupied France on Jan. 7, 1944...

Events

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Killed in action

Near Orléans, France 7 January 1944

Born

Waterloo, Iowa

Buried/ Commemorated

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Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ploesti by Dugan & Stewart, Combat Chronology Supplement p. 222, 8th AF Losses, WWII Memorial

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