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SSGT Daniel O Kingsbury

SSGT Daniel O Kingsbury

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 12 Sep 1944 (aged 24)
Germany
Burial Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 130741996 · View Source
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Daniel served as a Staff Sergeant & Radio Operator on B-24 "Lambsy Divey" #44-40170, 852nd Bomber Squadron, 491st Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Sullivan County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 30, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted as being employed as a Machinist and also as Single, with dependents.

B-24 "Lambsy Divey" #44-40170, while on a bombing mission over Misburg, Germany, was hit by German ground anti-aircraft flak that damaged their No. 2 & No. 3 engines and they crashed near Hannover, Germany during the war. Four parachutes were observed leaving the B-24.

Daniel was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 11084041

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Airmen who perished on B-24 #44-40170:

Barnes, Fletcher ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, OH
Evans, Wayne, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, OK
Jenkins, Merrill E ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, AL
Kingsbury, Daniel O ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, NH
McCarrick, Chester E ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, OH
Noon, Lendeth P ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, NY
Sparrow, Robert W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MA
Weiss, Alvin S ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY

Lone survivor of B-24 #44-40170:

Morris, Henry A ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NJ

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 2 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 130741996
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Daniel O Kingsbury (11 Apr 1920–12 Sep 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 130741996, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Claremont, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .