David H THORN

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-793198 (12046695)
AGE25 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1919
STATESOUTH CAROLINA
FAMILYMarried: Betty Jane THORN
RANKCaptain
FONCTIONPilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENTAuthors, publishers and journalistsSC
DATE of ENLISTEMENT14 january 1942 Trenton NEW JERSEY
 SQUADRON573rd Bomber Squadron
 GROUP391st Bomber Group
ARMY9th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH25 august 1944thorn david h tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHMouth of the Trieux - LEZARDRIEUX
DATA PLAN

B-26 Marauder - type B-45-MA - s/n 42-95802 T6*P "Skeeter" 

B26 1

Macr: 8058

Take off: Station 166 Matching Green, ESSEX

Lack of fuel

Collision with B-26 42-95797 around 16h20

A single parachute evacuation at 500 feet

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
K1320
DECORATION
Distinguished Flying Crossdsc
Air Medal - 9 Oak Leaf Clustersam 9olc
Purple HeartPhoto
  

 

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STORY

In memory of the crew of the American bomber B-26 Marauder No. 42-95802 T6-P code of the United States Army Air Force fallen at the mouth of the Trieux on August 25, 1944 returning from a mission on Brest .

At the port of Loguivy-de-la-Mer

42 95802 stele 42 95802 stele1 42 95802 stele2

SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOAerosteles.net - Francecrashes39-45.net - Aad.archives.gov - Findagrave.com - Frédéric LAVERNHE - JF PELLOUAIS
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud