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Ohio Air Force B-17 with LT. Richey pilot
Flown by 1st Lt C. R. Johnston on 2-22-44 to Regensburg BIG WEEK

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Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

People

  • John Richey

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Flew on 'Ohio Air Force' AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ EAME

Aircraft

  • 42-30737 Ohio Air Force

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/7/43; Love 23/7/43; Dyersburg 9/8/43; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-S] Gt Ashfield 3/9/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 16/3/44 with Wesley Krause, Navigator: Bob Dwyer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ron Hanaver, Radio Operator: John...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 22:31:32 CRJohnstonjr Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

mission Records 1st Lt Charles R Johnston to Regensburg 2-25-1944

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 21:38:41 CRJohnstonjr Changes to caption
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USAAF RECORDS OF BIG WEEK

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2016 21:37:43 CRJohnstonjr Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
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Personal mission records

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