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2Lt James W. Courtright

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2Lt James W. Courtright

Birth
Gering, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, USA
Death
24 Apr 1943 (aged 27)
Burial
Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56288810 View Source

US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
Bombardier 2nd/Lt. James W. Courtright MIA/KIA
Entered the Service from: Nebraska
Squadron: 526th BS, 379th BOMB GP
Service #O-732610
Awards:
Pilot Captain Lawrence M. Elstead MIA/KIA

Target: Ferry Mission
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 3726
Date Lost: 24-May-43
Serial Number: #42-3132
Aircraft Model B-17G
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Cause: Ditched crew of 10MIA/KIA

This Ship and crew were lost at sea in transit to EU enroute from Gander Bay, Newfoundland to Prestwick Scotland when it went down. Piloted by Lawrence M. Elstead. The crew and ship were not recovered.

The #42-3132 crew
Captain Lawrence M. Elstead Pilot MIA/KIA
1st/Lt. Frederick K. Plyley Co Pilot MIA/KIA
1st/Lt. Frederick K. Plyley Co Pilot MIA/KIA
1st/Lt. Frederick K. Plyley Co Pilot MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Arthur F. Ciccarello Navigator MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. James W. Courtright Bombardier MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. James W. Courtright Bombardier MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Thomas J O'Moore Gunner MIA/KIA
Sgt. Arthur R. McKinley Gunner MIA/KIA
Sgt. Arthur R. McKinley Gunner MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Lowell A. Lindblom Gunner MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Arthur E. Mahoney Gunner MIA/KIA
Sgt. Alfred F. Garretson Gunner MIA/KIA
Pvt. George I. Brown Guner MIA/KIA

US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
Bombardier 2nd/Lt. James W. Courtright MIA/KIA
Entered the Service from: Nebraska
Squadron: 526th BS, 379th BOMB GP
Service #O-732610
Awards:
Pilot Captain Lawrence M. Elstead MIA/KIA

Target: Ferry Mission
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#: 3726
Date Lost: 24-May-43
Serial Number: #42-3132
Aircraft Model B-17G
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name:
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Cause: Ditched crew of 10MIA/KIA

This Ship and crew were lost at sea in transit to EU enroute from Gander Bay, Newfoundland to Prestwick Scotland when it went down. Piloted by Lawrence M. Elstead. The crew and ship were not recovered.

The #42-3132 crew
Captain Lawrence M. Elstead Pilot MIA/KIA
1st/Lt. Frederick K. Plyley Co Pilot MIA/KIA
1st/Lt. Frederick K. Plyley Co Pilot MIA/KIA
1st/Lt. Frederick K. Plyley Co Pilot MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. Arthur F. Ciccarello Navigator MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. James W. Courtright Bombardier MIA/KIA
2nd/Lt. James W. Courtright Bombardier MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Thomas J O'Moore Gunner MIA/KIA
Sgt. Arthur R. McKinley Gunner MIA/KIA
Sgt. Arthur R. McKinley Gunner MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Lowell A. Lindblom Gunner MIA/KIA
S/Sgt. Arthur E. Mahoney Gunner MIA/KIA
Sgt. Alfred F. Garretson Gunner MIA/KIA
Pvt. George I. Brown Guner MIA/KIA

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Entered the service from Nebraska.


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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56288810
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56288810/james-w-courtright: accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt James W. Courtright (9 Apr 1916–24 Apr 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56288810, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572).