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Standing: 2nd Lt Edward C Klosset Navigator : 2nd Lt Jay H Karpin Bombardier : 2nd Lt Donald I Hogan Pilot : 2nd Lt Kenneth J Carney Co-Pilot : Sgt Francis J Donohue Flight Engineer
Kneeling: Sgt Guido J Lorenzi Radio Operator : Sgt Carl K Zolezzi Armorer-Gunner : Sgt Charles E Wood Tail Gunner
Sgt Alvie E Adcock Nose Gunner : Cpl Lester E Bruns Waist Gunner

Crew 8 in the 860th Squadron at McCook AAB 24th April 1944



  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...


  • Alvie Adcock

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner

  • Lester Bruns

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner

  • Kenneth Carney

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Francis Donohue

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer

  • Donald Hogan

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Don Hogan served as a pilot with the 860th Bomb Squadron of the 493rd Bomb Group, flying missions out of Debach, England.

  • Jay Karpin

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier

  • Edward Klosset

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator

  • Guido Lorenzi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Charles Wood

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner

  • Carl Zolezzi

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner


  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...


Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 14:27:19 Jeff Coleman Changes to place associations

Jeff Coleman

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2018 14:17:12 Jeff Coleman Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations

Jeff Coleman/Darren Jelley