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Sylvanus Green Haskell Jr

Military

Assigned to 862BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-24 42-94812 'Little Warrior' 29-Jun-44; flak hit caused conflagration, flames from cockpit to rear of bomb bay. Killed in Action (KIA), MACR 6721.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Cyrus Aidala

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 862BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-24 42-94812 'Little Warrior' 29-Jun-44; flak hit caused conflagration, flames from cockpit to rear of bomb bay. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6721. Awards: PH.

  • Sidney Benson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 862BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-24 42-94812 'Little Warrior' 29-Jun-44; Flak hit caused conflagration, flames from cockpit to rear of bomb bay. Baled out, and, upon landing, he surrendered to a German gun crew. They...

  • Walter Boykowski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 862BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-24 42-94812 'Little Warrior' 29-Jun-44; Flak hit caused conflagration, flames from cockpit to rear of bomb bay. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6721. Awards: PH.

  • Billy Gomillion

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 493rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 862BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-24 42-94812 'Little Warrior' 29-Jun-44; Flak hit caused conflagration, flames from cockpit to rear of bomb bay. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6721. Awards: PH.

  • John Hansen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 862BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-24 42-94812 'Little Warrior' 29-Jun-44; flak hit caused conflagration, flames from cockpit to rear of bomb bay. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6721. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Jerome Levy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 493rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 862BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-24 42-94812 'Little Warrior' 29-Jun-44; flak hit caused conflagration, flames from cockpit to rear of bomb bay. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6721 ...

  • Vernon Polzin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 862BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-24 42-94812 'Little Warrior' 29-Jun-44; flak hit caused conflagration, flames from cockpit to rear of bomb bay. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6721. Awards: AM, PH.

  • John Sanders

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 862BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-24 42-94812 'Little Warrior' 29-Jun-44; flak hit caused conflagration, flames from cockpit to rear of bomb bay. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6721. Awards: PH.

  • Malcolm Stich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 493rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 862BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-24 42-94812 'Little Warrior' 29-Jun-44; flak hit caused conflagration, flames from cockpit to rear of bomb bay. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6721. Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 862nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-94812 LITTLE WARRIOR

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24H, 42-94812, named, LITTLE WARRIOR, was assigned to the 850th Bomb Squadron, the 490th Bomb Group, and the 8th Air Force USAAF. It was transferred to the 862nd Bomb Squadron, the 493rd Bomb Group, in the 8th Air Force USAAF in Britain. It...

Missions

  • 447

    29 June 1944

Associated Place

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born El Centro, California 14 April 1917

Son of Sylvanus Green Snr and Georgianna [Eady] Haskell.

Draft registration San Diego, CA October 1940

Worked at Consolidated Aircraft Corp.

Lived in El Centro, CA 1942

NoK: Wife Geneva Lee Haskell, residing El Centro, California.

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA, USA 18 May 1943

Los Angeles, California

Based Debach 1944 – 29 June 1944

Assigned to 862BS, 493BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Steiniger Berg, 63628 Bad Soden-Salmünster, Germany 29 June 1944

"Aircraft No. 812 flying in the Number 3 position in A group received a direct flak hit near No. 3 Engine at 0939 hours in the target area just after bombs away. it was enveloped in flames from the nose to the rear of the bomb bays. It fell out of formation and disintegrated at about 10, 000 feet."

Buried Fallersleben, Germany 30 June 1944

Interred
Fallersleben forrest cemetery, Germany

Buried Rose Hills Memorial Park Whittier Los Angeles County CA 1948

Re-Interred
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2021 12:37:17 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/123479032/sylvanus-green-haskell

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2021 13:48:48 ED-BB Changes to biography, events and person associations
Sources

Connected w/other crew members
WWII Draft Registration card

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2020 20:40:59 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2019 15:03:37 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, biography, awards, events, unit associations and mission associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/29099870
https://www.fold3.com/image/631743941
https://www.fold3.com/image/311039303?rec=300963128
https://www.fold3.com/record/90915680-sylvanus-g-haskell
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/123479032/sylvanus-green-haskell

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2016 00:22:24 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2016 00:15:57 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, suffix, nickname, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=haskell&GSfn=Sylva...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6721, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php

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