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Brigadier General Asa North Duncan, the first commander of the 8th Air Force, was KIA 17 November 1942, when he was aboard a B-17, 42-2969, which crashed in the Bay of Biscay while en route from England to North Africa due to engine failure.

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

People

  • Asa Duncan

    Military | Brigadier General | 8th Air Force Chief of Staff
    En route to Maison Blanche, via Gibraltar on 17 November 1942, with Clark Garber, Co-pilot: Josh Kaplan, Navigator: John Roysden, Bombardier: Les Birleson*, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Welcome Talbot, Radio Operator: Paul Padgett, Ball turret...

Aircraft

  • 42-2969

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 366BS/305BG Syracuse 17/9/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; transferred 341BS/97BG Polebrook 4/11/42; en route Maison Blanche, via Gibraltar 17/11/42, with Clark Garber, Co-pilot: Josh Kaplan, Navigator: John Roysden, Bombardier: Les Birleson*,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2015 02:38:35 bombercommand Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=56289364

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