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Wallace Faires

Military

Crashed at Osnabruck in B-24 'Off Limits Again' #42-94974. Killed in Action (KIA).

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 Caribou, Maine, USA
Died Osnabrück, Germany 12 October 1944

I saw the #6 ship in the lead squadron go down. One second they were flying along, the next second they were a mass of flames from the leading edge of the wing back to the tail. The wing came off and the plane nosed over into a spin and then the tail broke off at the rear bomb bay. I don't think anyone could have possibly gotten out unless maybe the navigator did. It looked like flames might have been in the cockpit as well. Maybe it's not so bad to get knocked down if you have a chance to bail out, but those boys had no chance. Most of them had been burned to death before they knew what hit them..

Buried Louisville, KY, USA 31 October 1951

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: F, 263-5

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2020 03:20:06 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2018 01:57:09 466thHistorian Changes to service number and events
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/search/?name=Wallace_Faires&event=_Maine&name_x...

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2016 03:31:32 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, events, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:41 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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