Lt Ewart T. Sconiers' name on the Walls of the Missing at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Neupré, Belgium. Sconiers was bombardier on B-17 "Johnny Reb II" 41-24443 when it was shot down on the 21 October mission to German submarine pens at Lorient/Kerovan, France. All crew members survived and were made Prisoners of War (POW). Sconiers was interned at Stalag Luft 3 in Poland and died in January 1944 in a hospital in Lubin, 20km South of Sagan. Listed as Missing In Action until his recovery in 2016 and positive identification in April 2017. Brought to the US, his remains will be buried next to his mother's on 27 January 2018 in Defuniak Springs, Florida. (Photo Ed Reniere 26 May 2016). See UPL 31377 for the photo of the inscription, with the rosette placed next to his name in May 2017, indicating his recovery and identification.
The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...
Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
Lt Ewart Sconiers was Bombardier on B-17 41-9089 'Johnny Reb', one of the 12 B-17s participating in the first heavy bomber raid of the 8th Air Force on 17 August 1942. The target were the shipyards of Rouen/Sotteville, France.