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Benjamin A Frye Jr


Went down on 7 Apr 45 in B-24 44-49533, they were Deputy Lead, the plane suffered major damage after being hit by a German fighter, and crew was unable to bail out. The 2 pilots were cast out of the plane as it began to disintegrate, Killed in Action (KIA)


Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...



Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Sharpeville, Pennsylvania
Killed in action 7 April 1945


Date Contributor Update
06 September 2020 18:03:08 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:23 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13892