Killed in Action (KIA) on 26-Feb-43 in B-24D 41-23777 'Maisey', 44BG/66BS while serving as Right Waist Gunner. The aircraft was attacked by German fighters, exploded in mid-air and crashed near Willbroksmoor, Germany. NY Times war correspondent Robert Post was aboard.
Units served with
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...
B-24D-5-CO 41-23777 was assigned to the 44th Bomb Group/66 Bomb Squadron at Shipdham, UK. On 26-Feb-43 the aircraft was despatched to bomb the shipyards at Bremen, Germany but the target was obscured by clouds so the aircraft diverted to the secondary...
26 February 1943
After 10 days of weather related delays of the bomber offensive, a mission is organised with the port facilities of Emden, Germany as the primary target. However, Emden is obscured by cloud cover and all formations divert to attack the port facilities...
Military site : airfield
Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...
||Greenville, South Carolina, USA
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||Willbroksmoor, 26160 Bad Zwischenahn, Germany
||26 February 1943
Killed when the aircraft was attacked by fighters, exploded in mid-air and crashed near Willbroksmoor, Germany.
||Greenville, SC, USA
Buried originally by the Germans in the Evangelical Parish Cemetery at Bad Zwischenahn, Germany. Re-interred in the Ardennes American Cemetery in the same plot and row as his crew mates and after the war his remains were repatriated to Greenville, South Carolina.