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Willis S Benagh

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) in mid air collision over Horsham while assembling for a mission as PFF plane in B-24 'Liberty Bell'

Service

People

  • Homer Harris

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) while assembling over base after his aircraft encountered severe prop wash and crashed.

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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...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

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 Tennessee, USA 1924
Lived in Nashville, TN, USA 1942
Enlisted Tullahoma, TN, USA 7 December 1942
Killed in action Horsham St Faith, Norwich, Norfolk NR10, UK 1 September 1944

KIA when his a/c crashed just after takeoff from Horsham St. Faith where they had picked up a command pilot from the 467th BG to lead the day's mission.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 August 2018 10:27:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- 466th BG Historian;
- Accident Report 035;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2016 01:08:12 466thHistorian Changes to firstname, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.458bg.com/captgriffith

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2015 12:51:56 apollo11 Changes to firstname, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Information correct as far as I know.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster list in Healy's book (1947)

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