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Willard Kenneth Benson

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) near Brandenburg in B-17 'You All Right' aka Der Grossarschvogel #43-39125

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-39125 You All Right aka Der Grossarschvogel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 9/12/44; Grenier 21/12/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-M] Deenethorpe 8/3/45 DER GROSSE ARSCH VOGEL; Missing in Action Brandenburg 20/4/45 with ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kellogg, Iowa, USA 9 November 1920

Jasper County, Iowa

Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 20 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2021 19:47:11 Yorkshireman Changes to service number and role
Sources

Hutchinson & Cortright

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2021 17:50:58 Yorkshireman Changes to nickname
Sources

Hutchinson & Cortright

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2021 17:23:26 Yorkshireman Changes to middlename, biography and events
Sources

Hutchinson & Cortright

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14174 / MACR 14174, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1867 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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