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Haley W Aycock

Military

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

  • 42-3053 Desperate Journey

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/1/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-Z] Morrison 5/3/43; Bassingbourn 25/3/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 21/5/43 with Norbert Koll, Co-pilot: Wayne Buck, Bombardier: Edwin Bruton, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert Zaverl,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 17

    8 November 1942
    Two Primary (P) targets are the objects of this mission: the German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France and the Atclier d'Hellemmes locomotive works at Lille, France. 91BG despatches 15 B-17s to Abbeville and 301BG and 306BG despatch a combined...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 27 December 1916

Son of Myrtle Aycock.

Lived in Fort Worth, TX 1941
Based Bassingbourn 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 6 June 1991

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 August 2021 00:59:19 acbernstein1 Changes to mission associations
Sources

https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/55636/TheFirstofMa...

Date Contributor Update
25 June 2021 15:03:02 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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