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James T Nugent Jr

Military

Mechanical problems caused B-24J #42-100122 'Twin Tails' to run out of gas and ditch in the channel E of Great Yarmouth on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944. RTD.

Service

Units served with

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 715th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-100122

    B-24 Liberator
    Mechanical problems caused B-24J #42-100122 'Twin Tails' to run out of gas and ditch in the Channel, east of Great Yarmouth, on the return from a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944. Eight of the crew died, two survived.

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jersey City, New Jersey 22 July 1918
Enlisted 17 November 1942

Newark, NJ

Separation from Army 25 August 1945

Fort Thomas, KY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2017 00:40:30 mvandemark Changes to awards, events, mission associations and media associations
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Separation paperwork

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2017 00:26:51 mvandemark Changes to mission associations
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discharge paperwork

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2017 00:21:18 mvandemark Changes to awards
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Discharge paperwork

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2017 23:44:22 mvandemark Changes to aircraft associations
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fixed error

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2017 18:40:43 mvandemark Changes to place associations
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Updated from group information

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2017 17:59:02 mvandemark Changes to service number
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Family

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3189, Losses of teh 8th & 9th Air Forces

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