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Alfred C Buckner

Military

Assigned to 90th TCS, 438th TCG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed structural failure 1/2 mile W of Newbury/Sta 486, Died non Battle (DNB), 12-Dec-44.

Awards: AM (OLC), EAME (2 x bronze stars), PH.

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  • Harry Croke

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 90th TCS, 438th TCG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed structural failure 1/2 mile W of Newbury/Sta 486, Died non Battle (DNB), 12-Dec-44. Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

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Aircraft

  • LJ132

    Horsa
    Airspeed Horsa glider LJ132, assigned to 90th TCS, 438th TCG, 9AF USAAF. Crashed 1/2mile W of Newbury/Sta 486. Structural failure, port elevator tore loose from the horizontal stabilizer, pilot 2Lt A C Buckner and copilot 2Lt H R Croke Died non Battle...

Associated Place

  • Greenham Common

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Minnesota, USA 13 February 1919

Son of Alfred P Buckner.

Lived in Custer, MT 59024, USA 1941

Custer,
Yellowstone County,
MT, USA

Enlisted Missoula, MT, USA 11 April 1942
Based Greenham Common 1943 – 12 December 1944

Assigned to 90th TCS, 438th TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Graduated flight school 6002 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79414, USA 15 June 1943

South Plains Army Air Field, Lubbock, TX.

Died Newbury, UK 12 December 1944

Crashed structural failure 1/2 mile W of Newbury/Sta 486, Died non Battle (DNB), 12-Dec-44.

Buried 13 December 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried 1704 Central Ave, Billings, MT 59102, USA 25 January 1949

Re-Interred
Mountview Cemetery
Billings
Yellowstone County
Montana, USA

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