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2LT Donald Clark Boyde

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2LT Donald Clark Boyde

Birth
Death
18 Jul 1944 (aged 26–27)
France
Burial
Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID
70956434 View Source

He was serving as the navigator on a B-24 taking off from Harrington 2302hrs on Operation DICK 28A for the Maquis Camille at Peinture Drop Zone. Involved in a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax at Mazignien, France. The two aircraft involved flew over the area without replying to the signals, heading towards the Eureka situated about two miles from the drop zone. After turning over a nearby village, probably in order to drop on DICK 28A. The other aircraft turned towards the Eureka, crossing over the route of "DICK 89", and the mid-air collision occurred at 0100hrs near Marigny-l'Eglise, Nievre, France about nine miles south of Avalon in Eastern France. Crashed 0100hrs near camp used by SAS troops operating behind enemy lines. 8 KIA.
(contributor-Andy #48021049)

He was serving as the navigator on a B-24 taking off from Harrington 2302hrs on Operation DICK 28A for the Maquis Camille at Peinture Drop Zone. Involved in a mid-air collision with an RAF Halifax at Mazignien, France. The two aircraft involved flew over the area without replying to the signals, heading towards the Eureka situated about two miles from the drop zone. After turning over a nearby village, probably in order to drop on DICK 28A. The other aircraft turned towards the Eureka, crossing over the route of "DICK 89", and the mid-air collision occurred at 0100hrs near Marigny-l'Eglise, Nievre, France about nine miles south of Avalon in Eastern France. Crashed 0100hrs near camp used by SAS troops operating behind enemy lines. 8 KIA.
(contributor-Andy #48021049)

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