Maurice Ainsley Mc LAUGHLIN

 

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NUMBER OF SERVICE31147662
AGE34 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1909 MAINE
ETATWashington MAINE
FAMILYParents : James & Etta L Mclaughlin
Brothers : Daniel E, Frank C, Bert C, Charles L, Thomas H, John R, James L & Arthur E
RANKStaff Sergeant
FONCTIONRight Gunner
JOB BEFORE ENLISTEMENT NE
DATE of ENLISTEMENT11 September 1942   Bangor MAINE
 SQUADRON509th Bomber Squadron
 GROUP351st Bomber Group / Heavy
ARMY8th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATH29 May 1943ip
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHLe Poteau - Commune de Ploeren
DATA PLAN

 B-17-F immatriculé 42-2838
The Concho Clipper

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Macr : 16399

Mission : St-Nazaire (44)

Lift Off station 110 Polebrook, Northamptonshire

Shot by flak and hunters
Focke Wulf 190 

 
CEMETERY TEMPORARY

 

CEMTERY TEMPORARY of  St James N°3578

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Story of Cemetery Temporary 

PlotRowGrave
J116

 

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY of St James

Map of St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
L222
DECORATION

Purple Heart

World War II Victory Medal


Photo FDLM

victory medal

 

 

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STORY

The bomber was involved in an attack on the foundations of St Nazaire submarine mission number 61

The aircraft took off from the station 110 Polebrook (UK)

The B 17 was harassed by FW 190.

He had just unloaded their cargo of bombs when a shell 88 mm flak exploded in the bomb bay killing three gunners.

The pilot 1st Lieutenant Colonel j RUSSEL Jr dived the aircraft to extinguish the fire engines of 2 straight but did not manage to restore the plane.

Ordered the removal of the device.

All the survivors were taken prisoner (captive for two years)

The crash took place in the town of PLOEREN

A commemorative plaque is located in the municipality of this county.

 

 

Crew of  B-17-F immatriculé 42-2838
The Concho Clipper

 

1st Lieutenant Colonel J Jr RUSSELL Pilot Prisoner   O-663568 - Texas - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia
Flight/Officer Leo GRIKSTAS CoPilot Prisoner   T-000178 -
2nd Lieutenant Roy P STEALEY Navigator Prisoner   O-733485 - Illinois - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia
1st Lieutenant Charles B WOEHRLE Bomier Prisoner   O-733394 - Minnesota - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia
S/Sergeant Charles T EATON Mechanic/Gunner Prisoner   6861102 - Kansas - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
T/Sergeant James F WELK Radio Dead Forest Home Cem. Rhinelander, Oneida Co, Wisconsin 16025660 - 19 yo
T/Sergeant Wayne I. BALDWIN Gunner Dead Cim Brit Am St-James 12045024 - AM/PH - New York
S/Sergeant Nahannie BADER Gunner Dead Cim Brit Am St-James 11021957 - AM/PH - Massachusetts
Sergeant Maurice A. Mc LAUGHLIN Gunner Dead Cim Brit Am St-James 31147662 - PH - Maine
S/Sergeant Frederick D Jr WILLIAMS Gunner Prisoner   32424903 - New York - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
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SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOClive TIRLEMONT - Francecrashes39-45.net - Polebrook.com - Max (Max la menace) - Findagrave.com    - Henri ROGISTER
PROGRAMMERGarrett, Clive, Frédéric & Renaud
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