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Arthur Claude Akin Jr

Military

Death Non Battle. Crashed on practice mission, was subbing for another Co-Pilot, plane name was 'Lady Jane', 42-95133.

Service

Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 753rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-95133 Lady Jane

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed during a training mission, 24 November 1944; 9 lives lost. A full account, with documentation, can be found on the 458th Bomb Group website.

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Norfolk, Virginia 21 March 1922
Died Heigham Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 4LG, UK 24 November 1944

Crashed on a training mission, after volunteering to fly as co-pilot for his friend, Ralph Dooley.

Buried Pensacola, FL, USA

Barrancas National Cemetery
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA
Plot: 13, 0, 17

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2015 16:40:33 usxpat Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/crewba78akin

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2015 16:31:16 usxpat Changes to middlename, biography, events and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 264403
http://www.458bg.com/crewba78akin

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 16:48:40 apollo11 Changes to events
Sources

Information correct as far as I am aware.

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2015 16:30:07 apollo11 Changes to biography
Sources

Information correct as far as I am Aware

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

458th history & Page 272 of the book LIBERAORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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