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Archive Report: US Forces
1941 - 1945

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12.08.1944 79 Fighter Squadron P-51D Mustang 44-13620 1st. Lt.Paul Denbo

Operation: Hirson France

Date: 12th August 1944 (Saturday)

Unit: No. 79 Fighter Squadron - 20th Fighter Group

Type: P51D Mustang

Serial: 44-13620

Code: MC-H

Base: RAF Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire (USAAF Base 367)

Location: Near Pesche, Belgium - 38 km. SW Dinant

Pilot: 1Lt. Paul Denbo 0-760265 USAAF Age 24. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS: 

Hit by Flak - no further information. Can you add to this page?

Above and below, the pilot 1st.Lt. Paul Denbo and grave (courtesy Debra Denbo, portrait - Michel Beckers)

Burial Details:

1Lt. Paul Denbo. Ardennes War Cemetery. Plot B, Row 39, Grave 31.Son of Fred and Mary Eliza Cazier of Los Angeles, USA.

Researched and submitted to Aircrew Remembered by Michel Beckers - December 2014. For further details thanks to the following, Debra Denbo for grave and portrait photo, Also to David Armstrong for additional information and correction to name of crash area, for Kings Cliffe Memorial our thanks go to Geoff Slack. 

Memorial at Kings Cliffe (courtesy Geoff Slack)

Acknowledgments: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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