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James H Husbands


Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Duerna in B-24 42-40172



  • Wayman Skadden

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Duerna in B-24 42-40172. On August 14, 1944, pilot Norton was hit by fighters and antiaircraft fire while making a drop to French Resistance. In a hilly area near Lyon, plane went down after the drop was made.

  • Connie Walker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Duerna in B-24 #42-40172, Killed in Action (KIA).

Units served with

  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    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


  • 42-40172 - Lynn Bari II

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40172, Lynn Bari II, was flown on the low level Ploesti mission, returning safely to Benghazi, Libya. 1 Aug 43. ...


Event Location Date
Born Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 15 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:28 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8422 / MACR 8422, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database