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Richard L Denton

Military

On 28 Jan 1944 on landing from an operational mission, B-24H #41-29147 'Sad Sack' landed short of the runway and crashed into a bank along a road. RTD.

Forced to ditch in the North Sea after being hit by flak and/or fighters on the return from an aborted mission to Genshagen on 6 Mar 1944 in B-24J #42-100288 'Maj. Hoople'. Returned to base.

Service

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-100288 'Maj. Hoople'

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29147 Sad Sack

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 44th Bomb Group, 66th Bomb Squadron; transferred to 446th Bomb Group 707th Bomb Squadron where it was damaged on landing Bungay, England 29 Jan 1944. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 22:00:26 jmoore43 Changes to service number
Sources

Added S/N per MACR 2966 at Fold3.com.
SOURCE: https://www.fold3.com/image/37105444

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 21:01:44 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added an association to the A/C #42-100288 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 21:00:25 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added an association to the A/C #41-29147 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 20:59:18 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2966, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / MACR 2966; 8th AF Losses; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, pg 68

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