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Erwin / Edwin James Bevins Jr

Military

B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham.

Crashed into the cemetery in Mirns, Friesland, the Netherlands on 22 DEC 1943, killing 7 of the 10 crew.

Story written about the crash in MAR 2015 by Mr. Jaap Halma
http://www.heritageleague.org/brian/54.pdf

11 NOV 2015 Commemoration ceremony photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/b-24_liberator_42-7554/albums

11 NOV 2015 YouTube video of event:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVpI3Tf-GWc

2LT Bevins successfully evaded capture for 473 days with the help of the Dutch resistance.

Service

People

  • John Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Pilot | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Anthony Destro

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 445th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 702BS, 445BG, 8AF, USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Netherlands in B-24 42-7554 22-Dec-43; crashed into the cemetery in Mirns, Friesland, Netherlands Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 15597 ...

  • John Elder

    Military | Technical Sergeant | B-24 ~ Engineer / Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Joseph Gill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Harry Henry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Asst Engineer & Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Everett Odom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Tail Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • James Owens

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | B-24 Waist Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Joseph Pavelko

    Military | Staff Sergeant | B-24 Ball Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Oscar Robbins

    Military | Technical Sergeant | B-24 Radio Operator | 445th Bomb Group
    B-24 - #42-7554 - 8th AF, 445th BG, 702nd BS - stationed in NOV 1943 at RAF Tibenham. ...

  • Ted Weaver

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near Valte in B-24 'Full House' Prisoner of War (POW) on 7/7/44 POW

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 2nd Combat Bomb Wing
  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 702nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

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This is his 1945 Interrogation report to the US Army .

http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2946.pdf

http://www.heritageleague.org/brian/54.pdf

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http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2946.pdf

http://www.heritageleague.org/brian/54.pdf

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http://www.heritageleague.org/brian/54.pdf

http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2946.pdf

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02 February 2015 06:41:46 usafdo Changes to surname, middlename, service number, highest rank and role
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http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2946.pdf

http://www.heritageleague.org/brian/54.pdf

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / History of the 445th Bomb Group by Rudolph Birsic

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