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Frank E Ayers

Military

Crashed into North Sea in B-24 'Umbriago' #44-40068, Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 467th Bomb Group

    467th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 467th Bomb Group, or the "Rackheath Aggies" as they came to be known, flew B-24 Liberators on missions from April 1944. Its air crews became known for their accuracy and the Group had the best overall standing for accuracy within the Eighth Air...

  • 788th Bomb Squadron

    788th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    During early May 1944, General Peck, Commanding general of the 96th CBW, invited Colonel Shower, CO of the 467th BG, Colonel Isbell, CO of the 458th BG, and Colonel Pierce, CO of the 466th BG, to wing HQ at Horsham St. Faith. They were told that one of...

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Rackheath

    Military site : airfield
    First allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in August 1942, Rackheath was then earmarked as a fighter base but, because of delay in construction, was never used as such. Built during 1943, the station had three concrete runways, 50 loop...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lansing, Michigan
Died 17 February 1945
Buried

Tablets of the Missing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2021 16:52:52 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2015 09:45:52 Lucyd Changes to awards, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Combined two entries into a single entry. Record includes information from the following sources:
MACR 12431 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database
https://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials-and-memorializations/detail/WWI...
http://www.fold3.com/image/28706524/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12431

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