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David J McGadey


Killed in ferrying loss from Gander to Prestwick in B-17 #42-30254.


Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 550th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30254

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/5/43; Denver 8/5/43; Gore 12/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 550BS/385BG, t/o from Gander, Nfd, but lost over Atlantic en route UK 22/6/43; with Herb Powley, Co-pilot: Fred Montgomery, Navigator: Lloyd Boor,...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Died 21 June 1943


Date Contributor Update
14 April 2021 21:55:09 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
26 August 2016 14:36:08 Lucy May Changes to surname, service number, events and place associations

Corrected name from David J McGaddy to David J McGadey.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:04 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey p. 156