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Irven Glenn Slate

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Irven Slate was photographer on B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin” which was lost in the North Sea on 13 November 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany, with all 11 men onboard still missing. Killed In Action (KIA).

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People

  • Benjamin Byers

    Military | Flight Officer | B-24 Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Benjamin Byers was the Copilot on B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin”, which was lost, shot down over the North Sea on 13 November 1943, after a mission to Bremen, Germany. All 11 men onboard were missing in action - MIA. Later, listed as Killed In...

  • Richard Duer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    In the Army Corps since December 1941, Richard Duer served a year in Panama and South America on bomber patrol duty. He was subsequently sent back to the States for training as a flight engineer on a B-24 Liberator bomber and was then sent overseas in...

  • Frederick Grenwis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 93rd Bomb Group
    Frederick Grenwis was Bombardier on B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin” which was lost in the North Sea on 13 November 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany, with all 11 men onboard still missing. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • James Haggerty

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    James Haggerty was Ball Turret Gunner on B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin” which was lost in the North Sea on 13 November 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany, with all 11 men onboard still missing. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • Jack Lang

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 93rd Bomb Group
    2 December 1942 while transporting navigators to a school in Oxfordshire, main landing gear retracted upon landing at the RAF station of Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire. All crewmembers, including Pilot Leon C. Packer, survived on B-24 #41-23674. ...

  • Albert Oser

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Albert Oser took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on the Ploesti oil fields, Rumania, on 1 August 1943, flying on B-24 Liberator "First Sergeant"/"Thar She Blows" #42-40127. ...

  • Franklin Parsonage

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 93rd Bomb Group
    Franklin Parsonage was Navigator on B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin” which was lost in the North Sea on 13 November 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany, with all 11 men onboard still missing. Killed In Action (KIA).

  • Floyd Ramsey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    2nd Lt. Floyd F. Ramsey was the command pilot of the B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin”, when it was shot down and lost in the North Sea, after a mission to Bremen, Germany. Lt. Ramsey with all 11 men onboard were missing in action (MIA). - Killed In...

  • Gerard Sullivan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Gerard Sullivan took part in Operation Tidal Wave, the raid on the Ploesti oil fields, Rumania, on 1 August 1943, serving as Waist Gunner on B-24 Liberator #41-23810 "Tarfu". ...

  • Merle Wolf

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Merle Wolf was Top Turret Gunner on B-24D #42-41004 “The Urgin' Virgin” which was lost in the North Sea on 13 November 1943 mission to Bremen, Germany, with all 11 men onboard still missing. Killed In Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

Aircraft

  • 42-41004 THE URGIN' VIRGIN

    B-24 Liberator
    On November 13, 1943, the B-24D liberator named, THE URGIN' VIRGIN, 42-41004, was shot down and lost with all crewmen Missing In Action (MIA). The airplane was from the 8th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 329th Bombing Squadron, based at...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 130

    13 November 1943
    The port area of Bremen, Germany is the focus of this mission composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 154 B0-17 of 1st Bomb Division including 94BG (16); 385BG (17); 95BG (21); 100BG (18); 390BG (21); 96BG (40); and 388BG ...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kentucky 30 September 1919

Sampson County, Kentucky

Killed In Action (KIA) 13 November 1943

in the ditching in the North Sea of B-24D #42-41004

Lived in

White Plains, Simpson County, Kentucky

Buried

Memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2020 13:32:43 ED-BB Changes to middlename
Sources

Corrected middle name (from Air Medal card) and associated Media

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2020 13:29:11 ED-BB Changes to events
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Added Living In detail from his Air Medal card

Date Contributor Update
23 March 2020 11:27:29 ED-BB Changes to middlename, firstname, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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Corrected first name
MACR 2182
ABMC website

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The 25th BG (Rcn) by Notmsn Malaney

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