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Sgt Elwin E. Pinkham

Sgt Elwin E. Pinkham

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 30 Sep 1943 (aged 20–21)
At Sea
Burial Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
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Memorial ID 43443365 · View Source
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US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
S/Sgt. Elwin E. Pinkham MIA/KIA
Entered the Service from: New Hampshire
Squadron: no specific unit assigned
Service #11083374
Awards:
Pilot 2nd/Lt. Nathan Fritzhand MIA/KIA

Target: Ferry Mission
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 664
Date Lost: 20-Sep-43
Serial Number: #42-39805
Aircraft Model B-17G
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location: 775 miles SW from Reykjavík Iceland
Cause: Engine Failure 11MIA/KIA

This Ship and crew were lost at sea in transit to EU on the northern route after leaving Iceland. Piloted by 2nd Lt. Fritzhand with Major J.T. Thompson in provisional command. The crew and ship were not recovered.

42-39805 (c/n: ) Accepted: 3 September 1943 - Lockheed Aircraft Co (Plant A-1), Burbank, California
Assigned: 5 September 1943 - ATC / 6th Ferrying Group - (Long Beach AAF)
Assigned: 22 September 1943 - 2nd AF / 17th BTW - 518 HQABSQ (Pilot Training - 4 Engine) - (Grand Island AAF)
Replacement crew training - no specific unit assigned Ferried: 30 September 1943 - (RCAF Gander - RAF Presque)(Pilot: 2Lt Nathan Fritzhand) Thompson Provisional Group
Ditched (class 5): Thursday, 30 September 1943 @ 0330 hrs (Engine failure) - Atlantic Ocean (775 miles SW from Reykjavík), Reykjavík - Iceland (54°0'0"N / 32°8'59"W)
(Pilot: 2Lt Nathan Fritzhand) - 10 KIA (MACR 664) - SOC.

The #42-39805 crew
2nd/Lt. Nathan Fritzhand Pilot MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roscoe A. Brooks MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roy L. Dolinger MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Roy L. Dolinger MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt Charles L. Puma MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. George R. Loy MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Elwin E. Pinkham MIA/KIA
Sgt. Raymond J. Bower MIA/KIA
Sgt. Jim C. Gaines MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. John T. O'Brien MIA/KIA
Pvt. John L. R. Bozeman MIA/KIA
Maj. Jack Pershing Thompson MIA/KIA
Maj. Jack Pershing Thompson MIA/KIA


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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: ShaneO
  • Added: 23 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43443365
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Elwin E. Pinkham (1922–30 Sep 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43443365, citing East Coast Memorial, Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .