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Clyde R Custer

Military

Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO).

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Anthony Destefano

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier / Navigator
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Hans Erickson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Vincent Filippone

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Robert Kist

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

  • Silvester LaTorre

    Military | Corporal | Gunner
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • No 3 Combat Crew Replacement Center

    No 3 Combat Crew Replacement Center

    Unit
    Established as 2902nd Combat Crew Replacement Center Group on 23 August 1943 at Toome. Opened on 20 September 1943 to provide theatre indoctrination to B-26 Marauder crews. ...

Aircraft

  • 41-18072

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center. Lost on short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland, when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. 6 x Killed non Operational (KNO). 4-Jul-44.

Associated Place

  • Toome

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as a bomber OTU satellite, first to RAF Cluntoe and then to RAF Nutt’s Corner, Toome had three concrete runways, 30 pan type hardstandings, and two pairs of T2 hangars. 50 concrete 'fingers’ were added for aircraft storage during...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Maryland, USA 7 January 1919

Son of Thomas S Custer.

Lived in Accident, MD 21520, USA 1941
Enlisted Baltimore, MD, USA 3 October 1941
Based Lough Neagh, United Kingdom June 1944 – 4 July 1944

Assigned to 3rd 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF.

Died Toome, Antrim BT41, UK 4 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO).

Buried Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery 5 July 1944

Interred
Lisnabreeny cemetery.

Buried Accident, MD 21520, USA 1948

Re-Interred
Saint Pauls Cemetery
Accident
Garrett County
Maryland, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2017 09:12:36 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
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Date Contributor Update
29 May 2017 08:26:53 Al_Skiff Changes to events and place associations
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https://www.fold3.com/page/86763897_clyde_r%20custer/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89531531

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2017 17:40:26 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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https://www.fold3.com/image/310763362/?terms=Clyde%20R%20Custer
https://www.fold3.com/page/86763897_clyde_r%20custer/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89531531

Date Contributor Update
28 May 2017 17:38:04 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/310763362/?terms=Clyde%20R%20Custer
https://www.fold3.com/page/86763897_clyde_r%20custer/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89531531

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

 Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. IV by Bishop & Hey, p.29, MACR 15113 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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