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James Kuntz crew in front of B-24 44-40142 'Sknappy'.

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Units

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 856th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Willis Dickson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bechammer in B-24 44-40142 'Sknappy' 20-Jun-44; fell out of formation after target, diverted to Bulltofta Airfield, Sweden. Interned (INT) Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clyde Dorsey

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bechammer in B-24 44-40142 'Sknappy' 20-Jun-44; fell out of formation after target, diverted to Bulltofta Airfield, Sweden. Interned (INT) Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Andrew Gall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bechammer in B-24 44-40142 'Sknappy' 20-Jun-44; fell out of formation after target, diverted to Bulltofta Airfield, Sweden. Interned (INT) Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Marion Kelley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bechammer in B-24 44-40142 'Sknappy' 20-Jun-44; fell out of formation after target, diverted to Bulltofta Airfield, Sweden. Interned (INT) Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Kristynik

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Member of crew 616 (Kuntz). Failed to Return (FTR) Bechammer in B-24 44-40142 'Sknappy' 20-Jun-44; fell out of formation after target, diverted to Bulltofta Airfield, Sweden. Interned (INT) ...

  • James Kuntz

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Pilot of B-24 44-40142 'Sknappy', named in honour of girlfriend. Flew with crew '616' to ETO in 'Sknappy'. Approach accident in de Havilland DH98 Mosquito NS707 at RAF Winchfield, Hampshire - 25-Apr-45. Baled out of...

  • Arthur Suter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Member of crew 616 (Kuntz), Failed to Return (FTR) Bechammer in B-24 44-40142 'Sknappy' 20-Jun-44; fell out of formation after target, diverted to Bulltofta Airfield, Sweden. Interned (INT) ...

  • Donald Wehagen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. Member of crew 616 (Kuntz). Failed to Return (FTR) Bechammer in B-24 44-40142 'Sknappy' 20-Jun-44; fell out of formation after target, diverted to Bulltofta Airfield, Sweden. Interned (INT) ...

Aircraft

  • 44-40142 'Sknappy'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 856BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x missions. Flown to ETO by crew 616 (Kuntz). Failed to Return (FTR) Bechammer with Seitzinger crew 20-Jun-44; fell out of formation after target probably due to flak hit, diverted to and interned at Bulltofta...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 17:16:08 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/sknappy2.htm

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2020 17:15:24 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/sknappy2.htm

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