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Elliot S Betts

Military

His aircraft was lost over the English Channel on 25 March 1944, 6 miles from the North Coast of France. All six members of the crew managed to escape the aircraft, but only the pilot and co-pilot were rescued three days later.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31775 The Minute Man

    B-26 Marauder
    Lost on 25 March 1944, 6 miles from the North Coast of France, all six members of the crew managed to escape the aircraft, but only the pilot and co-pilot were rescued three days later. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Returned 25 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2018 14:45:48 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

"Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces" Vol. 2, Bishop & Hey

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