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Arthur Findley Bailey

Military

Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Richard Wilson crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall. Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 8860

Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Richard Wilson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 855BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall . Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8860 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 852nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-40234 'Times Awaisting'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall with Richard Wilson crew. Mid air collision with B-24 44-40246 'Aint Bluffing', tailed sheared off, control lost. Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44. 2 x POW, 8 x KIA MACR 8860

Associated Place

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, IL 30 March 1916

Son of Elwin L and Bertha V [Landess] Bailey.

Enlisted Chicago, IL 20 June 1942

Chicago, Illinois

Based Metfield 1944 – 13 September 1944

Assigned to 852BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Dusseldorf, Germany 13 September 1944 – 13 September 1944

Richard Wilson crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Swabisch Hall. Crashed at Dusseldorf on 13-Sep-44 in B-24 'Times Awaisting' 44-40234 KIA MACR 8860

Buried Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial
Luxembourg
Plot B Row 8 Grave 18

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2020 18:50:43 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310762496
https://www.fold3.com/image/656305755
https://www.fold3.com/record/84404606-arthur-f-bailey
https://www.fold3.com/record/529933481-arthur-f-bailey
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55957711/arthur-f-bailey

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2020 02:17:52 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2015 10:12:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
/ MACR 8860

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

MACR 8860 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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