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James Olin Wessinger Jr

Military

Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/21/44 in B-24 "Channel Hopper" 42-95226, Interned (INT).

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Columbia, South Carolina
Interned (INT) Switzerland 21 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 May 2021 10:11:13 general ira snapsorter Changes to middlename and biography
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/100880318/james-olin-wessinger;
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/perlastname.asp

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2020 03:28:33 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added an Interned event per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2020 03:23:52 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to A/C #42-95226 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2020 03:15:31 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7286

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