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Hans Christian Erickson

Military

Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO).

Awards: PH.

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  • Clyde Custer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot
    Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO). Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • No 3 Combat Crew Replacement Center

    No 3 Combat Crew Replacement Center

    Unit
    Established as 2902nd Combat Crew Replacement Center Group on 23 August 1943 at Toome. Opened on 20 September 1943 to provide theatre indoctrination to B-26 Marauder crews. ...

Aircraft

  • 41-18072

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center. Lost on short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland, when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. 6 x Killed non Operational (KNO). 4-Jul-44.

Associated Place

  • Toome

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as a bomber OTU satellite, first to RAF Cluntoe and then to RAF Nutt’s Corner, Toome had three concrete runways, 30 pan type hardstandings, and two pairs of T2 hangars. 50 concrete 'fingers’ were added for aircraft storage during...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Middlesex County, NJ, USA 2 August 1917

Son of Hans Peter and Matilda Twibill Eriksen.

Lived in Fords, New Jersey 1941
Enlisted Fort Dix, NJ, USA 22 July 1941
Based Toome June 1944 – 5 July 1944

Assigned to 3rd Combat Crew Replacement Center, 8AF USAAF.

Died Antrim BT41, UK 4 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) short navigational flight out of Toome, Nth Ireland in B-26B 41-18072 when it crashed in an Antrim hills peat bog, tail first. Killed non Operational (KNO).

Buried Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery 5 July 1944

Interred
Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery

Buried Woodbridge Township, NJ, USA 1948

Re-Interred
Clover Leaf Memorial Park
Woodbridge
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2017 08:47:43 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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https://www.fold3.com/page/86030977_hans_c%20erickson/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89238276

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces Vol. IV by Bishop & Hey, p.29, MACR 15113, NARA

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