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Mervin L Tockey




  • Malcolm Blue

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 2 June 1944 in B-24 #42-95310. He bailed out of the plane but parachute was hit by incendiary bullets and caused his death. The village people first buried him in their village. The remains were later transferred to the American Cemetery in...

  • Dee McKenzie

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 491st Bomb Group
    Flew on B-24 'Heine Headache' Dee McKenzie was one of the many who received their Group training at Peublo Army Air Base. It was also where he met his future wife, getting married in Reno on his 14 day pre-overseas leave.

  • Russell Tickner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 491st Bomb Group
    Shot down 2 June 1944 in B-24 #4295310. Evaded. Russ with his wife Jan has since written up his experiences in 'Long Way Homeward'.

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Units served with

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb 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...

Associated Place

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...


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Date Contributor Update
11 April 2020 20:41:05 Scott D Cosenza Changes to highest rank, awards, person associations and place associations

His grandson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:07 AAM AAM ingest

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