Oscar A WEEKLUND

weeklund
ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-690016 (17079185)
AGE29 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1915
STATEHennepin MINNESOTA
FAMILYSingle
RANK1st Lieutenant
FONCTIONPilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSalespersonsMN
DATE of ENLISTEMENT2 may 1942 Minneapolis MINNESOTA
SQUADRON786th Bomber Squadron
GROUP466th Bomber Group, Heavy
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH25 june 1944 weeklund oscar a tombe
STATUSMIA
PLACE OF DEATHVert le Grand - Bretigny sur Orge
DATA PLAN

B-24 Liberator - type H-15-CF - s/n 41-29371 U8*H "Crippled Bitch"
Macr:6723

Tail L
Mission: Aérodrome de Brétigny-sur-Orge (91)
Take-Off: Station 120 Attlebridge, Norfolk UK
Crew initially buried in Vert-le-Grand (91)
Shot down by flak with his load of bombs
Burning aircraft partially evacuated before the disintegration in flight at 20,000 feet around 19:30

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
Wall of Missing
DECORATION
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
Air MedalPhoto FDLM
American Campaign Medalamerican campaign medal
World War II Victory Medalvictory medal
 8AIRFORCE 466bg786bs
Stele inauguration to the memory of the crew of the B-24

 41 29371 stele inauguration

41 29371 stele inauguration 141 29371 stele inauguration 2

41 29371 stele inauguration 3


41 29371 exposition

41 29371 exposition 1


Equipage du B-24 Liberator

Type H-15-CF - s/n 41-29371 U8*H
"Crippled Bitch"

1st Lieutenant Oscar A WEEKLUND Pilot Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James O-690016 - AM+1/PH - Minneapolis, Minnesota USA - Tué dans l'explosion weeklund
2nd Lieutenant Kenneth W LANGENMAYR CoPilot Dead St-Marys Cem. Minoa, Onondaga Co, New York USA * O-815934 - Né en 1921 - East Syracuse, New York USA - Aurait été sauté sans parachute ou avec un parachute enflammé 41 29371 Langenmayr
2nd Lieutenant Elijah L Jr COCKRILL Navigator Dead Cim Am Epinal O-699140 - AM+1/PH - Memphis, Tennessee USA - Tué par la flak dans l'avion 41 29371 Cockrill
2nd Lieutenant David Richard FITZGIBBONS Bomber Prisoner O-695593 - Beacon, New York USA - Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 41 29371 Fitzgibbons
T/Sergeant Francis Paul LEBLANC Radio Prisoner 31319129 - Riley, Maine USA - Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow
T/Sergeant Kenneth G BROOKSHIER Mechanic/Gunner Dead 38395408 - 22 ans - Né le 18/05/1922 - Sentinel, Oklahoma USA - Tué dans l'explosion 41 29371 Brookshier
S/Sergeant Woodrow James SCHMIDT Gunner Prisoner 39016563 - Van Nuys, California USA - Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow 41 29371 Schmidt
S/Sergeant William Charles WIXTED Gunner Prisoner 13079871 - Né le 25/08/1920 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA - Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow 41 29371 Wixted
S/Sergeant Earl W BELLEVILLE Gunner Dead Cim Am Epinal 16115324 - AM+3 - Norway, Michigan USA - Tué dans l'explosion 41 29371 Belleville
S/Sergeant Maurice T Jr VERGES Gunner Dead 18138306 - New Orleans, Louisiana USA - Tué dans l'explosion 41 29371 Verges
weeklund team

INFORMATION SOURCEFrancecrashes39-45.net - Aad.archives.gov
PICTURE SOURCEAmericanairmuseum.com - 
Groupenationalrecherche Wwii
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud