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Daniel C Henry

Military

November 1943 - May 1944 Flew 29 missions, Flew on 'Snozzle' and 'Who Dat' where he got the Silver Star. Damaged by flak on a mission to Chateaudun airfield, FR on 28 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-37754 'Who Dat - Ding Bat' returned to base and crashed off the coast after the surviving crew baled out. RTD.

Service

People

  • Frank Kurtz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak on a mission to Chateaudun airfield, FR on 28 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-37754 'Who Dat - Ding Bat' returned to base and crashed off the coast after the surviving crew baled out. RTD. Awards: AM(3OLC), PH.

  • James Norcom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Damaged by flak on a mission to Chateaudun airfield, FR on 28 Mar 1944, B-17G 42-37754 'Who Dat - Ding Bat' returned to base and crashed off the coast after the surviving crew baled out. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Richard Toler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Damaged by flak on a mission to Chateaudun airfield, FR on 28 Mar 1944, B-17G 42-37754 'Who Dat - Ding Bat' returned to base and crashed off the coast after the surviving crew baled out. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37754 Who Dat - The Dingbat!

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/8/43; Assigned 534BS/381 BG [GD-K] Ridgewell 20/9/43; on 9th mission Rheims 28/3/44 with Dan Henry, Co-pilot: Bob Chrisler, Navigator: Fred Beardsworth, Bombardier: Rudi Jaciak, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sebastian Quaresma,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, New York 25 February 1918
Died 8 November 2002
Buried VA Cemetery, Calverton LI

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Assoiciation, March 1999, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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