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Re: Help finding Uncle service record
Posted by: MICHAEL HIGGINS (ID *****1829) Date: March 17, 2011 at 08:05:03
In Reply to: Help finding Uncle service record by Kate Nesbitt of 22550

According to Missing Air crew reports
(viewable at footnote.com, a pay site)
Donald E. Wright was a Staff Sergeant (and tail gunner) on board aircraft # 42-52191 on an operational mission to Genshagen Germany.
File states he is missing. Bodies that were recovered were buried at Cambridge, England. The aircraft was piloted by a Herman Meek, a 2nd lt, who drowned in this action. Aircraft ditched on return from mission.
A 2nd Lt (Bomber) Joseph Gerald Cyr (from Old Town Maine) was the only one to survive.


this site may interest you
http://tinpan.fortunecity.com/aprilskies/264/planes.html
SERIAL NO. NAME DESIGN. LTR COMMENTS
42-52191 LILLIE BELLE B-24H-10-FO N Ditched in North Sea 3/6/1944. One survivor: Lt. Gerald J. Cyr.

mention of Cyr and details of the mission are at
http://www.453rd.com/books/Liberator_Men_Of_Old_Buc.pdf


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