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B-24J # 44-48900
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Michael Hernandez
Description: 3539th AAF Base Unit at Langley Field. Perished in crash, October 3, 1944. This crash was written up in the book, "Fatal AAF Aviation Accidents", by Tony Mireles. This aircraft went down into the Chesapeake Bay about a mile and a half offshore of New Point Comfort, Virginia. Bonsteel and the entire crew of 6 died in the accident. The aircraft was seen flying normally at about 1000 feet altitude. Suddenly thick black smoke was seen trailing behind, the aircraft made a quarter turn to the right, dove into the bay and exploded. The ship had taken off from Langley field on a high altitude radar navigation mission with the 3539th AAF Base Unit at Langley Field, was training radar navigators under AAF Eastern Technical Training Command.The seventh member of the crew was 1st Lt. David Kitko. (crew member data provided by usaafdata.com)
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Biederman, Sgt Charles Thomas 93462117
b. Dec. 1, 1920 d. Oct., 1944
South Lawn Cemetery
Coshocton
Coshocton County
Ohio, USA
Bonsteel, Lieut Francis T, Jr 3077356
b. unknown d. Oct. 3, 1944
Hampton National Cemetery
Hampton
Hampton City
Virginia, USA
Carver, Frank J 3078679
b. unknown d. Oct. 3, 1944
Hampton National Cemetery
Hampton
Hampton city
Virginia, USA
Clauss, Edward Ralph 31010853
b. unknown d. Oct. 3, 1944
Hampton National Cemetery
Hampton
Hampton City
Virginia, USA
Evans, Aaron Arnold 3081282
b. unknown d. Oct. 3, 1944
Hampton National Cemetery
Hampton
Hampton city
Virginia, USA
Fletcher, Sgt John William, Jr 31010882
b. unknown d. Oct. 3, 1944
Hampton National Cemetery
Hampton
Hampton City
Virginia, USA
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