On 27 Jan 1943 in B-24D 41-23690 while serving as Navigator the primary target was Wilhelmshaven, Germany, but due to severe weather and poor navigation, it became a target of opportunity at Lemmer, Holland. Immediately after bombing the harbor facilities, the formation was hit by both flak and fighters. The aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with and FW-190 and crashed into the Waddenzee near Harlingen, Holland.
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 SN # 41-23690, from the 8th Air force in Britain, the 44th Bomb Group, and the 68th Bomb Squadron, was on a mission to bomb the naval installation at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The pilot was unable to find the target because of weather and...
27 January 1943
First successful attack by 8th Air Force into Germany. The 306th Bomb Group gets the distinction of being the first American Bomb Group to drop bombs on Germany. O Original target was Vegesack but clouded over. Col. Frank Armstrong lead the group. Two...
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...
||Jackson, MS, USA
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||27 January 1943
Killed when aircraft sustained a mid-air collision with and FW-190 and crashed into the Waddenzee, Holland.
Buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery, Plot O, Row 8, Grave 10.