Airman: u055012.htm Surname: Argubright Init: D H Rank: 2ndLt Service: USAAF Sqdn: 601
P_link: p434.htm Plane: B1742102565 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Returned
Kun 1 flyver fra
B17 102565 mistede livet den dag, da resten af besætningen forblev i flyet
"Ofte spillede tilfældigheder ind, når et fly blev ramt, og flyverne hurtigt
skulle bestemme om
Under et bombetogt til Kiel (her)
den 30. august 1944 blev , kl. 16.20 ramt af flak i nærheden
D.H. Argubright blev taget hjem den 7. maj
1948. Der er stadig et trækors med en metalplade for ham på Magleby Kirkegård!
Se kortet USAAF.
Only 1 airman from B17 102565 lost his life that day, as the rest of the crew stayed in the plane and returned to England! A very special story:
"Often it was a matter of chance when a plane was hit, and the airmen quickly were to decide whether to bail out or stay in the plane. A wrong decision or a misunderstanding could be fatal.
Boeing B-17G, 42 102565, was on a bombing raid to Kiel (here) on 30 August 1944 at 16:20 hit by flak near the target. Navigator 2nd Lt D.H. Argubright misunderstood the pilot´s order and bailed out with his parachute. He landed in the waters south of Langeland and drowned. His body was found drifted ashore at Hellenor, the parish of Magleby (about here) on 26 September 1944, and the burial took place the next day in Magleby Churchyard without ecclesiastical assistance. The rest of the crew returned to England and survived the war." (FT 85-80-47)
D.H. Argubright was taken home on 7 May 1948. There is still a wooden
cross with a metal plate in his memory in Magleby Churchyard! The bottom line on
all metal nameplates "Hjemført til U.S.A." means "Taken home to the USA". See USAAF.