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Capt. Milward's crew of the 8th AF 95th Bomb Group standing by their B-17 "Spook Six" at their Horham base in England, 27 April 1944. 42-31063 "Spook Six'.
Rear L-R: Peter V Milward [Pilot], William L Milton [Nav], Arthur R Scroggins [Bomb].
Front L-R: Richard L Spears [Eng], Frank P Miles [Waist], Eddie S Winstead [Radio], Charles R McComber [Ball], Joseph L Kolarik [Tail], W L Weeks [Waist].

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A09165-D59232AC.

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Joseph Kolarik

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #426098 'Superstitious Aloysius. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

  • Charles McComber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #42-6098 'Superstitious Aloysius'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

  • Frank Miles

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #426098 'Superstitious Aloysius. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

  • William Milton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #426098 'Superstitious Aloysius. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

  • Peter Milward

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #426098 'Superstitious Aloysius. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

  • Arthur Scroggins

    Military | Major | Bombardier
    Flew 53 missions. Shot down twice. First time 04 Jan 44 ditched in North Sea after bombing Kiel, plane was Superstitous Aloysius, RTD was picked up by British Destroyer HMS Verdun. 2nd time 17 Oct 44 crash landed behind U. S. lines in Belgium after...

  • Richard Spears

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #426098 'Superstitious Aloysius. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

  • William Weeks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #426098 'Superstitious Aloysius. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

  • Eddie Winstead

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #426098 'Superstitious Aloysius. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base. ENTERED U. S. ARMY AIR CORPS JUNE 11, 1942. FLEW 28 COMBAT MISSIONS AND SURVIVED A DITCHING IN THE NORTH SEA IN JANUARY 1944. AFTER...

Aircraft

  • 42-31063 'Spook Six'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/9/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-T] Horham 29/9/43 SPOOK SIX; with Lt Gurney force landed Alconbury afb 19/11/43; 48m, transferred 457BG Glatton 6/44; 384BG Grafton Underwood 22/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

Locations

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 13:43:19 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2015 18:05:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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