F/O Archie (Sonny) F. Daniels


(Russ Abbey)

18 December 1943 to 11 February 1944 - KIA

Squadron

83rd Fighter Squadron

Serial No:

T-223060

Loss Details

Killed in Action - 11th February 1944

Crashed at Great Hormead whilst attempting an emergency landing following a run-away prop mechanical failure.

Crash Aircraft

P-47D HL-T 42-7963 "Dawson County, Nebraska"

Mission History

9 missions

 

22/12/1943 - Munster - bomber escort - 3:10 hours flying time

24/12/1943 - Abbeville

30/12/1943 - Rheims - ran out of gas - landed at Manston to refuel.

31/12/1943 - Lorient

04/01/1944 - Munster

05/01/1944 - Bordeaux - 3:45 hours flying time

07/01/1944 - Calais

21/01/1944 - Amiens

11/02/1944 - Frankfurt - bomber escort - crashed at Gt Hormead, UK

 

Remaining detail unknown

Air Scores

0-0-0

Ground Scores

0-0

Notes

Born: 17th June 1920
Height: 69
Weight: 175

Enlistment Date: 31st August 1943

Grave located at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
Plot A, Row 3, Grave 25

Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Civil Occupation: Gas and Oil Man

Read about the proposed memorial to Sonny

 

Photos

F/O Archie Daniels Grave (Russ Abbey)

F/O Archie Daniels and Plane (Russ Abbey)


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