Assigned 353BS/301BG Westover 8/7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42; transferred Tafaraoui, Alg 26/11/42; Maison Blanche, Alg 5/12/42; Biskra, Alg 16/12/42; Ain M'Lila, Alg 17/1/43; St Donat, Alg 6/3/43; (traded for 42-30125 15/7/43); Oudna,Tun 6/8/43 54m; transferred Massicault, Tun 49BS/2BG 14/11/43; Missing in Action Laviarano 30/1/44 with Joe Taylor, Co-pilot: Larry Madden, Navigator: Alf Snyder, Bombardier: Warren Gay, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Swan (5 Killed in Action), Radio Operator: Vince Pesature, Ball turret gunner: Harry HortonWounded in Action, Right Waist gunner: Bob Johnston (Robert T. Johnston - Northwood Iowa) Pow January 30th 1944 - June 9th - 1945, Waist gunner: Dale Cheny,Tail gunner: Ray IrwinWounded in Action (5 Prisoner of War); shot down but no chutes seen, crashed near Udine, It.. Missing Air Crew Report 2060. "I DO DIT".
Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...
Military site : airfield
Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...
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