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Ernest C Fuxa

Military

Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Pilot: E. Lehnhausen. Plane was 'Flak Magnet' #4250596

Service

People

  • Edward Lehnhausen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Joined Sqd 8/16/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 10/18/44 (Leverkusen). Plane was B-24 'Flak Magnet' #4250596 ...

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Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 68th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 605

    5 September 1944

  • 614

    9 September 1944
    A burst of flak put a big hole in the nose throwing glass in Antonacci's eyes. Other hits were in the wing and tail. One went through the waist and exploded an oxygen bottle.

  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.

  • 639

    18 September 1944

  • 647

    25 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force 650

    27 September 1944
    This mission is conducted by three elements against industrial targets, an oil refinery and an aircraft factory in Germany. A total of 1,192 heavy bombers are dispatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions: ...

  • 658

    2 October 1944

  • 659

    2 October 1944

  • 665

    5 October 1944

  • 669

    7 October 1944

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Associated Place

  • Shipdham

    Military site : airfield
    Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bison, Oklahoma, USA 22 January 1924
44th BG Combat Tour Shipdham, UK 5 September 1944 – 18 October 1944

12 Combat Missions

Killed in Action (KIA) 4364 TB Buttinge, Netherlands 18 October 1944

KIA when his B-24 either collided with another 44th BG B-24, or had it's tail severed by flak or a combination of both while entering a thunderstorm front near the Belgian/Dutch coast while returning from a mission.

Buried 1945

Plot B Row 12 Grave 12
Netherlands American Cemetery
Margraten, Netherlands

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2018 22:30:41 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/node/531605#.WrA5GWcm5es

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2018 22:27:55 466thHistorian Changes to events, mission associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8805449/ernest-c.-fuxa
http://www.8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/missions_flown_by.asp?perIdenti...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9654 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Webb Todd j MACR 9654

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