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Crew #519
John C. MacDonald Crew

Back Row Left to Right: John C. MacDonald (P), James D. Mullins (N), Carl E. Bailey (B), Gordon Sinclair (CP)

Middle Row Left to Right: Chauncey Cheek (LWG), Otto M. Kaushup (R/O). Earnest Akens (TG), P.W. Davis (NG)

Front Row Left to Right: William R. Kent (FE), Burnis Copley (RWG)

This crew was shot down on 11 May 1944. All aboard that day were KIA. Of those in the photo, Sinclair, Cheek and Davis were NOT aboard. They were replaced that day by James H. Johnson (CP), James A. Paulos (BTG) and John F. Gordon (LWG). Also aboard and KIA was William R. Dwyer (PN)

Connections

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 785th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ernest Akens

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 #41-28664 'Merchant Of Venice', Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Carl Bailey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 #41-28664 'Merchant Of Venice'. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Chauncey Cheek

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Cheek was replaced on the MacDonald Crew due to an illness he suffered. It is unclear if he was ever assigned to the 466th BG as the crew photo was taken stateside.

  • Burnis Copley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 41-28664 'Merchant Of Venice. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Otto Kaushep

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 41-28664 'Merchant Of Venice. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • William Kent

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 #4128664 'Merchant Of Venice. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • John MacDonald

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 785BS, 466BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 11-May-44 in B-24 41-28664 'Merchant Of Venice'. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • James Mullins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24 41-28664 'Merchant Of Venice. ' Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Gordon Sinclair

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #4252555 'Ol' Tom Cat. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

Locations

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2015 19:09:49 466thHistorian Changes to person associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2015 03:20:00 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

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