Killed In Action over Puchberg, Austria on bombing mission out of Foggia, Italy to strike the aircraft works in Wels during World War II.
B-24H Liberator #42-94949 was struck by a bomb dropped from another B-24 above, causing the airplane to disintegrate and they crashed at Puchberg bei Wels, Austria, killing seven crew members. Three survived and were captured by the Germans and held as POWs until the end of the war. MACR 5454.
1st Lt. Kenneth D Fetty, Pilot
2nd Lt. Richard J Higgins, Bombardier
S/Sgt. James K Bain, Gunner
S/Sgt. Robert H Davis, Gunner
S/Sgt. Thomas C Elder, Radio Operator/Gunner
Sgt. Raymond P Tarpy, Gunner
Sgt. Myrel R Shenk, Gunner
Entered the service from Missouri; ASN 37368633
Enlisted at Jefferson Barracks, MO, June 19, 1942.
Interred June 27, 1950.
SSGT, 741 AAF BOMB SQ, 455 BOMB GP WORLD WAR II
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