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Jack M Conners

Military

Target - Solingen, Germany, 1-Dec-43, Manston, England, crash landed at emergency field due to battle damage. KIA MACR 3983.

Service

People

  • George Aguayo

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 565BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed on mission to Solingen, B-24 42-40793 'Blonds Away' was damaged by fighters and exploded while trying to land 1-Dec-43. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: DFC, AM, PH.

  • Richard Weaver

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 565BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in Action (KIA) 1-Dec-43 on mission to Solingen, B-24 42-40793 'Blonds Away' was damaged by fighters and exploded while trying to land. MACR 3983 Awards: PH.

  • Leonard Wyrwas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 565BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Solingen in B-24 42-40793 'Blonds Away' 1-Dec-43; damaged by fighters and exploded while trying to land. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 3983 Awards: PH.

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 565th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40793 'Blonds Away'

    B-24 Liberator
    Took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on Ploesti on 1 August 1943. ...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

Associated Place

  • Manston

    Military site : airfield
    Built for Royal Naval Air Service use in the First World War, it was both an RAF and Fleet Air Arm base from 1918-50, and after the war a USAF Strategic Air Command base from 1950-51, a United States Air Forces Europe base from 1950-58, an RAF station...

Events

Event Location Date
Died Manston, Ramsgate, Kent CT12, UK 1 December 1943

Target - Solingen, Germany, 1-Dec-43, Manston, England
Crash landed at emergency field due to battle damage. KIA MACR 3983.

Lived in Colorado, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 March 2015 11:58:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM Database.

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