Extract from Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) for [Technical Sergeant Edwin N Moyer of the 34th Bomb Group researched by historian Bill Beigel. The file contains copies of primary documents that discuss the return of personal effects, circumstances and causes of death, and memorialisation of the fallen airman.
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SSgt Wayne C Garman, Tailgunner on B17G 43-38294 ”The Wrangler”” 34th Bomb Group, which crashed on September 22th 1944 near
Hovelriege , NW of Paderborn, Germany.
Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 26/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG [R2-O] Mendlesham 9/8/44; Missing in Action Kassel 22/9/44 with Dick Whited, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Edwin Moyer, Radio Operator: Marcel Washco,Tail gunner: Wallace Brauks (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Myron McDermott, Navigator: Wayne Jorgenson, Bombardier: Ken Lambert, Ball turret gunner: Clayton Mink,Tail gunner: Wallace Brauks (5 Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 43-38399 (34BG), crashed Hovelriege , NW of Paderborn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10199. THE WRANGLER.
After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
Had mid air collision on 9/22/44 in and crashed near Buren in B-17 #4338294 Prisoner of War (POW)
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
Killed in Action (KIA) 22 September 1944
AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH
Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down near Buren on 9/22/44 in B-17 #4338294
Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 34th Bomb Group
Prisoner of War (POW) Had mid air collision and crashed near Buren on 9/22/44 in B-17 #4338294
Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
Prisoner of War (POW). Crashed near Buren on 9/22/44 in B-17 43-38294
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Buren in B-17 #4338294
Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
Killed in Action (KIA) 22 September 1944 in AC #4338294
Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 34th Bomb Group
Killed in Action 22 September 1944 in 43-38294.
Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
Killed in Action (KIA) 22 September 1944 in AC #4338294.
DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH
Military site : airfield
Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.
|Failed to Return (FTR)
||22 September 1944