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Webb J Digh

Military

Shot down 24 Feb 1944 in B-17 #41-24571 ‘Indianapolis War Bird' on mission to Steyr, Aus, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2619.

Service

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 49th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24571 'Indianapolis War Bird'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 323BS/91BG Bangor 14/9/42; West Palm Beach 24/11/42; transferred MTO 97BG Biskra, Alg. 1/43; 49BS/2BG 14/11/3; Massicault, Tun 14/11/43; Missing in Action Steyr, Aus. 24/2/44 with Harry Meyer, Co-pilot: Ralph Sneedon, Navigator: John McTeague,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 12 August 1922

Son of Julius and Flora (Webb) Digh

Died Austria 24 February 1944

aged 21

Buried near Moosbach, Austria 24 February 1944

Originally buried in forest near Moosbach, Austria

Buried Morganton, North Carolina, USA

re-interred after the war in Forest Hill Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2020 19:49:04 jmoore43 Changes to service number
Sources

Added S/N per MACR 2619 at Fold3.com. Source: https://www.fold3.com/image/28614128

Date Contributor Update
06 May 2020 21:32:42 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Added person, role & rank per info in the A/C #41-24571 Description.
Added Born, Died and Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 25493637.
See: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/25493637?search=true

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