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Murrel W Anderton Jr

Military

Passenger of the Beaufighter BT287 "Sad Sack II" 417th NFS, 12th AF, took off from Dijon on a transport mission to Istres-le Vallon. However, a bad blizzard made them lose their bearings and crash into Mount Arpette at 21:00 2nd Nov 44. KIA. MACR 9942.

Service

Units served with

  • 417th Night Fighter Squadron

    417th Night Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 417th Night Fighter Squadron was activated 20 February 1943. After organisation and training at Kissimmee Air Base near Orlando, Florida, the 417th departed for oversees duty on 5 May 1943 on the Queen Elizabeth, arriving in Scotland six days...

Aircraft

  • BT287 'Sad Sack II'

    Beaufighter
    Beaufighter BT287 "Sad Sack II" 417th NFS, 12th AF, took off from Dijon on a transport mission to Istres-le Vallon. However, a bad blizzard made them lose their bearings and crash into Mount Arpette at 21:00 2nd Nov 44. 3 KIA. MACR 9942.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tennessee, USA 1921

1921

Enlisted 11 May 1942

May 11, 1942

Died Montagne de l'Arpette, 38580 La Ferrière, France 2 November 1944

Passenger of the Beaufighter BT287 "Sad Sack II" 417th NFS, 12th AF, took off from Dijon on a transport mission to Istres-le Vallon. However, a bad blizzard made them lose their bearings and crash into Mount Arpette at 21:00 2nd Nov 44. KIA. MACR 9942.

Lived in Franklin County, TN, USA

Franklin County, Tennessee, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2015 14:28:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=613&MemID... Crash site / event details.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=ND139&Submit4=Go / MACR 9942 Details:
http://usaafdata.com / USAAF Personnel Records.
http://wwii-army.mooseroots.com/l/4941786/Murrell-W-Anderton-Jr Enlistment date, home town etc

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