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Walter Kuchinos

Military

Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • Orville Brewer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in AC #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Lothrop Caldwell

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in A/C #42-52750, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Herman Cohen

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in AC #42-52750. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Coleman Duncan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 493rd Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) on 14 June 1944. Stalag Luft III, Dulag Luft, Stalag VIIA ETO Ribbon/ POW Medal

  • Charles Dye

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #42-52750, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Wilfred Hansen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Donnell Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #42-52750, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Francis Nine

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #42-52750, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Wilson

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-24 #4252750. Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 861st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-52750

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down by Flak on the 14 June 1944 mission to Laon, France. Crashed near Steene (Nord Department), France. Pilot : Orville H. Brewer Jr; Co-Pilot Lothrop Caldwell; Navigator Wilfred N. Hansen; Bombardier Coleman C. Duncan; Radio Operator/Gunner...

Missions

  • 412

    14 June 1944
    Mission #10. Bombed an airfield south of Brussels. Bob Martin flew in place of Hussong.

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
Prisoner of War (POW) France 14 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2015 21:22:16 ED-BB Changes to nickname
Sources

Added nickname

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2015 12:05:55 ED-BB Changes to person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 5910

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5910 / MACR 5910, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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