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L to R: Mac Duncan (pilot), Jack Hensley (gunner), Joe Hensley (gunner), Charles M. Frank (co-pilot)

These four men were from Asheville, NC and part of the 10 man crew for Lt. Duncan. They were thought to be the only bomber in any theater of war operating with four crew members from the same home town.

Connections

Units

  • 2nd Air Division

    2nd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 2nd Bomb Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 733rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lawrence Duncan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. ...

  • Charles Frank

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Charles Minor Frank was from Asheville, NC. He was to be a pilot of B24s but another pilot from Asheville, NC (Mac Duncan) asked him to be his co-pilot and Charlie agreed. Also in their 10 man crew were identical twins, Joe and Jack Hensley from...

  • Edward Hensley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. Air Medal

  • Edwin Hensley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Killed on 17 Feb 1945 when B-24 42-51149 ditched in North Sea after mission recall. Air Medal

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 21:28:38 Mary Kay Armstrong Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
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