Henry Kent Segars


Animal Husbandry

Cadet Corporal, Sergeant, Captain; Animal Husbandry Club; Freshman and Varsity Football; Track; Block “C” Club

Hartsville, South Carolina

Parents: Nell Williams and Henry K. Segars Jr.

Army Air Force, Major

330th Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group

Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Mar 1, 1916

Sep 18, 1944

Killed in Action - Plane disappeared over the North Sea after returning from a mission in Holland.

Memorialized: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England


Additional Information

List of Crew:

Pilot               Geer, John H.                       Captain      MIA
Co-Pilot         Segars, Henry K.               Major       MIA
Nvgtr.             Marshel, James H., JR.          1st Lt.        MIA
Bomb.             Blankenship, George S.        1st Lt.        MIA
Pilot Nav.         Karian, George G.                2nd Lt.       RTD
Top G.              Janiszewski, Ervin R.           S/Sgt         MIA
Tail G.              Thompkins, Raymond M       S/Sgt         MIA
Radio               Reed, Heil R.                       T/Sgt         MIA
RWG                Lamoureux, Robert R.          T/Sgt         RTD
LWG                 Sciegaj, Joseph A.               S/Sgt.       RTD
Drop Master      Runetzky, Albert                  T/5           MIA
MACRE# 9809
Place of Departure: Hardwick
Destination: Eindhoven
Type of Mission: Supply
Aircraft Type/Model: B-24J
Aircraft Serial Number: 42-50829
Aircraft Nickname: “Sweet Chariot”
On September 18th, 1944, Major Henry Segars was co-piloting a B-24J, also known as the “Sweet Chariot”, serial number 42-50829 on supply mission to Eindhoven, Netherlands.  The aircraft came under enemy small arms fire and caught fire.  Reports from surviving crew members were considered unreliable because they were suffering from shock at the time the statements were given.

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Squadron Commander – Vignette Written by Kelly Durham for The Echo