Sgt J.D. DUCKWORTH 482nd BS 505TH BG

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    Doing to family research and have come across a family member who was on a B-29 crew that went down on 25 May 1945 on Tokyo Raid.
    Sgt. John Daniel DUCKWORTH
    482nd Bombardment Sq./505th Bomb Group

    Can anyone tell me how I can find details on the aircraft and the crew for this mission?

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    I did a quick google
    I am sure someone else would be able to assist in finding additional information about your relative. Good luck with your search :)
     
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    #4 Shinpachi, Mar 24, 2014
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    DUCKWORTH, John P.
    ID 33792096 Sergent
    Central Gunner of B-29 (Serial 42-63508 Nickname: Peachy)
    482 Bombardment/505th BG/313 BW/20 AF
    Downed by Japanese fighter in Nagareyama City, Chiba Prefecture
    on May 25, 1945
    All 11 crew KIA
    No other Mr Duckworth on the day.
    :salute:

    Air Raid Records in Japan
    B29-#42-63508
     
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    #6 Shinpachi, Mar 24, 2014
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    Thanks Geo.

    A witness says the plane flew from the direction of Tokyo with the smoking engine toward the north east and turned with radius of a few kilometers slowly before crash. Intact remain was only one. All remains were recovered by US Army in the postwar.
     
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