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TSGT Warren Truman Townley

TSGT Warren Truman Townley

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Death 1 Aug 1943 (aged 21)
Burial Paducah, Cottle County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 3 Row 29
Memorial ID 69209873 · View Source
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Eng/Top Turret - T/Sgt Warren T. Townley KIA
Squadron, 389th Bomb Group TDY 98th Bomb Group
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/Lt John J. McGraw POW

Target: "Operation Tidal Wave " Low level mission to destroy Rumanian Oil Fields August 1 1943. Ploesti.
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 1-Aug-43
Serial Number: 41-11776
Aircraft Model B-24D--CO
Aircraft Letter:
Squadron: Aircraft 343 BS
Aircraft Name: JERSEY JACKASS
Location: Missing Downed in Rumania 6KIA 3 POW

Cause:Burning debris, hurled upward by bomb explosions and secondary explosions, caused damage among many of the attacking aircraft. Mcgraw's aircraft was hit by debris and fires started in the bomb bay. It rapidly spread to the wings, and then an engine failed. The pilot attempted a crash-landing near Foresti, south of Ploesti


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TSGT, 98 AAF BOMB GP WORLD WAR II


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  • Created by: David Sifford
  • Added: 1 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69209873
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Warren Truman Townley (2 Mar 1922–1 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69209873, citing Garden of Memories Cemetery, Paducah, Cottle County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by David Sifford (contributor 46564332) .