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Andy Chalan


Shot down by head-on attacks by fighters on mission to military targets at Escalles-sur-Buchy, France on 14 January 1944 in B-24D #41-23779 '4-Q-2'.

Andy Chalan was flying as the Right Waist Gunner.
Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    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...

  • 67th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-23779 '4Q2'

    B-24 Liberator
    A/C flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid, returning safely to Libya. ...

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...


Event Location Date
Born Portage, Pennsylvania
Died Buchy, France 14 January 1944


Date Contributor Update
14 August 2015 14:42:20 Lucy May Changes to aircraft associations

Combined two entries into a single entry for Andy Chalan. This entry now includes information from the following sources:
MACR 2262 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2362, 8th AF Losses