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Thomas P Chavis

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Osnabruck in B-24 'Off Limits Again' #4294974

Service

People

  • Quinton Bailey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Quinton Bailey served as a pilot with the 466th Bomb Group. He was Killed in Action (KIA) when his aircraft, B-24 'Off Limits Again' #42-94974, was hit by flak and crashed at Osnabruck on 12 October 1944. ...

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-94974 Off Limit's Again

    B-24 Liberator
    Hit by flak. Witnesses described the aircraft as "one solid mass of flame from the leading edge of the wing all the way to the tail." A wing came off and the plane nosed into a spin. Then the broke off at the rear bomb bay wall. Witnesses said the crew...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Illinois, USA 20 July 1916
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 27 May 1941
Lived in Glencoe, IL, USA 1942

517 Madison Avenue

Killed in Action (KIA) Osnabrück, Germany 12 October 1944

KIA when his a/c took a direct flak hit in the bomb bay during the bomb run

Buried Rock Island, IL, USA 29 September 1950

Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Plot: E - 132

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 21:33:44 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2590/40479_1521003240_0487-02016?pi...

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2016 23:01:36 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2016 03:38:25 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2016 03:37:19 466thHistorian Changes to events and media associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2015 19:45:47 466thHistorian Changes to events, person associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9488 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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