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Duncan Locklin Patterson

Military

Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

Service

People

  • Donald Boyde

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • William Hovanec

    Military | Radio Operator | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • Arnold Marinoff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • David Michelson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • John Shaw

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 801st Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • Melvin Weiss

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 801st Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise.

  • Enoch Wooten

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner, Tail Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Killed in action on 18 July 1944 when his B-24 Liberator 42-51187 was involved a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax V LL364 near Marigny-l'Eglise. ...

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Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    492nd Bomb Group Carpetbaggers

    Group
    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 850th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51187

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed in a mid-air collision with Halifax V LL364 on 18 July 1944 near Marigny-l'Eglise. Both crews were killed in action.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rochester, New York 1922
Died 18 July 1944

"Flying a B-24 taking off from Harrington 2302hrs on Operation DICK 28A for the Maquis Camille at Peinture Drop Zone. Involved in a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax at Mazignien, France. The two aircraft involved flew over the area without replying to the signals, heading towards the Eureka situated about two miles from the drop zone. After turning over a nearby village, probably in order to drop on DICK 28A. The other aircraft turned towards the Eureka, crossing over the route of "DICK 89", and the mid-air collision occurred at 0100hrs near Marigny-l'Eglise, Nievre, France about nine miles south of Avalon in Eastern France. Crashed 0100hrs near camp used by SAS troops operating behind enemy lines. 8 KIA.

Duncan was 'Killed In Action' during the above operation over France during the war. He was awarded an Air Medal and a Purple Heart" (https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56374721).

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2017 19:48:40 webofdreams Changes to awards and events
Sources

Awards listed according to http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=324342 & https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56374721
Description of his death according to https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56374721
The Website of the "Carpetbaggers" ( http://www.801492.org/Air%20Crew/Michelson/Michelson%20Crew.html) gives simlar, but less detailed description of his death.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Combat Chronology, http://www.801492.org/MainMenu.htm / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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