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George Alphonsus Bennett

Military

23 September 1944, his aircraft C-47 Skytrain 42-101007 nicknamed "Buzz Job Mike" was hit by flak over Nijmegen on a glider towing mission. He was taken prisoner.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-101007 Buzz Job Mike

    C-47 Skytrain
    On 23 September 1944, hit by flak on a glider-towing mission over Nijmegen. Eyewitnesses reported after being hit, the aircraft went into a steep vertical climb and cut their glider loose, before the crew lost control of the aircraft which crashed. Two...

Associated Place

  • Langar

    Military site : airfield
    Langar was built in the latter half of 1942 in the parish of Harby, which is the name locals used to refer to the base. It was built to a standard Class A specification, with 6,000 foot and 4,200 foot runways, hardstandings for aircraft (originally 36,...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Prisoner of war 23 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 April 2020 11:27:47 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 9732 at https://www.fold3.com/image/38220192;
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/display-partial-records.jsp?dt=466&sc=11675...

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