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Wayne Burke Danielson


Killed in Action (KIA) in B-24 A/C #42-52404. Plane crashed shortly after takeoff.



  • Paul Kingsley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on mission to Brunswick, Germany. Plane crashed shortly after takeoff.

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Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron



  • 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets whoch it is thought will frustrate concentration...

  • 8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    25 February 1944
    On this final operation of BIG WEEK, Day 6, a combined force of 754 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Regensburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

  • 8th Air Force 253

    9 March 1944
    Berlin is once again targeted by this mission as a secondary target. Primary target not listed in source data. All 3 Air Divisions despatch aircraft. There is very little fighter opposition. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 277

    24 March 1944
    This mission is composed of two elements, one from 1st Air Division and the other from 2nd Air Division. A total of 436 hevay bombers are despatched. The primary target for 1st Air Division is the the ball bearing plants at Schweifurt, Germany. 2nd Air...

  • 8th Air Force 280

    26 March 1944
    9 V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise, France area and 7 V-Weapon sites in the Cherbourg, France area are the targets of this mission. A combined force of 573 heavy bombers from all three Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 288

    5 April 1944
    A combined force of 50 B-24s from: 93BG; 458BG and 466BG are despatched to bomb V-Weapon sites in the St.Pol/Siracourt area of France. Could cover frsutrated bombing attems and only 21 aircraft are effective. There are no losses, casualties or claims.

  • 306A

    18 April 1944
    The handwritten log of my father, Horace O. "Hank" Turner, states this.. "Started to raid Berlin, bad weather and we bombed Brandenberg. formation bad and flak terrific." He had marked it with an "x", which he noted meant that "Our plane was hit by...

  • 311

    22 April 1944

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Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...


Event Location Date
Born Winchester, KY 40391, USA 14 April 1924
Enlisted Indianapolis, IN, USA 20 October 1942

Fort Benjamin Harrison

Died Court Hill, Frettenham, Norfolk UK 8 May 1944

Lt. Kingsley made a normal takeoff from R/W 05 into the north east and seemed to be under control and flying normally when last observed. Shortly after this a column of black smoke was observed about 2-1/2 miles from the field. Crash trucks and ambulances were immediately dispatched to the scene of the crash.

Sherman H. Cassidy, S/Sgt, 1212515 only slightly injured and one of the three [sic] survivors stated upon questioning that Lt. Kingsley lost an engine shortly after takeoff and then it caught fire when it started operating again. Lt. Kingsley was unable to keep plane in the air and mushed along clipping the tops of trees until right wing of ship hit a large tree and was sheered off. Immediately after this the plane crashed and burned. The ship was completely destroyed. Sgt Wayne Danielson was amongst those killed.


Plot E Row 6 Grave 14
There is also a memorial stone at Winchester Cemetery, Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky


Date Contributor Update
11 August 2020 18:14:48 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

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29 August 2015 03:06:31 466thHistorian Changes to mission associations

466th BG Historian

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29 August 2015 02:57:14 466thHistorian Changes to events

466th BG Historian

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466th BG Historian

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29 August 2015 02:51:41 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank and events

466th BG Historian

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31 May 2015 14:48:22 usxpat Changes to biography, awards, events and place associations

American Battle Monuments Commission

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21 March 2015 13:41:36 usxpat Changes to middlename, service number, role, events, place associations and media associations

Find A Grave Memorial# 48351820

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27 September 2014 18:27:11 AAM AAM ingest

Combat Chronology Supplement, p. 262 Folded Wings of the 458th Bombardment Group by Reynolds & Page 274 of the book LIBERAORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 &, Kingsley  crew, crew member list & picture included / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia