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643rd Bomb Squadron

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Little Walden

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People

  • Robert Armstrong

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 409th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 18 April 1945, on a single ship mission to test short range navigation.

  • Roy Brown

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 409th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 18 April 1945, on a single ship mission to test short range navigation.

  • Roger Dunbar

    Military | Captain | 409th Bomb Group

  • Robert Haverly

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 409th Bomb Group
    Robert Haverly, of 846 South Twenty-Fourth Avenue, Bellwood, Illinois, was born July 2, 1923 in Illinois. His parents were William & Ruby Haverly and he had one sister. He went to Roosevelt School and in 1943 graduated from Proviso Township High School...

  • Norman Merrill

    Military | 409th Bomb Group

  • Lawrence Schoettker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Mech/Gunner | 409th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 643BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) mission to Campagne-lès-Hesdin. Hit by flak over target, headed for base, having crossed the French coast, baled out, rescued by ASR launch. Returned to Duty (RTD). MACR 12274....

  • Harold Walgren

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armourer / Gunner | 409th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 643BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) mission to Campagne-lès-Hesdin. Hit by flak over target, headed for base, having crossed the French coast, baled out, rescued by ASR launch. Returned to Duty (RTD). MACR 12274....

  • James York

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 409th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action on 18 April 1945, on a single ship mission to test short range navigation.

Aircraft

  • 43-9457

    A-20 Havoc
    Shot down by AA fire on mission to Bonnieres, France on 9 May 1944. Pilot 1Lt Gordon R. Argyle, Bombardier/Navigator Ralph Corey and Mechanic/Gunner SSgt William H. Oglesbee were killed. Armorer/Gunner SSgt Louis W. Dirickson became POW. MACR 4677

  • 43-9903

    A-20 Havoc
    Assigned to 643BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) mission to Campagne-lès-Hesdin. Hit by flak over target, headed for base, having crossed the French coast, crew ordered to bale out. 2 x RTD, 1 x KIA. MACR 12274. ...

  • 43-9368

    A-20 Havoc
    Landing accident at Little Walden (Sta 165) on 22 May 1944. Landing accident at Wethersfield (Sta 170) on 11 August 1944.

  • 43-9451

    A-20 Havoc
    Landing accident with Cat 4 damage at A-48 Bretigny, France on 8 December 1944. Pilot John F. Bell.

  • 43-9723

    A-20 Havoc
    9th AF / 409th BG / 643rd BS - (RAF Little Walden) ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:04:35 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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