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Donald C Belden


Killed in Action (KIA), hit by flak, trying to get back to base their B-24 'Alfred' #427485, lost 3 engines but got them restarted, lost fuel and realized they might have to ditch in North Sea. Did make it back to land and crashed near Sheringham.

Waugh crew


Units served with

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-7485 Alfred

    B-24 Liberator
    “Was named by the Layton crew after the cartoons in Collier’s magazine depicting a none too smart swabbie named “Alfred”. T/Sgt Marion H. Derey was the crew chief. “ ( The aircraft was badly damaged during a combat mission to Kiel. The pilot...


Event Location Date
Died Pretty Corner, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk 4 January 1944
Buried Nebraska

Non-cemetery burial, unknown location.


Date Contributor Update
03 May 2015 13:17:30 usxpat Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:25 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / book:  Not Forgetten, 8th AF Losses, MACR 16033,