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The crew of "Rough Buddy" which crashed near Schirmeck, France, after being hit by flak at 10.28 am. There was only 1 survivor
Standing: 2/Lt Scott, not on this mission; 2/Lt John Cushing, KIA; 2/Lt John Barksdale, KIA; 2/Lt Clarence Lloyd, KIA;
Kneeling: Sgt Gunter Schilling, KIA; Sgt Elwood Griffeth, not on this mission; Sgt George Mellott, KIA; Sgt Roderick Mellgren, KIA; Sgt Albert Forton, POW; Sgt Gerald Miller, KIA
Not in photo: Sgt Ray Ege, KIA; Sgt Wilson Brockman, KIA

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Barksdale

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Schirmeck in B-24 Rough Buddy #4295390

  • Wilson Brockman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Schirmeck in B-24 Rough Buddy #4295390

  • John Cushing

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Schirmeck in B-24 Rough Buddy #4295390

  • Ray Ege

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Schirmeck in B-24 Rough Buddy #4295390

  • Albert Forton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Schirmeck on 9/10/44 in B-24 Rough Buddy #4295390 POW

  • Clarence Lloyd

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Schirmeck in B-24 Rough Buddy #4295390

  • Roderick Mellgren

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Schirmeck in B-24 Rough Buddy #4295390

  • George Mellott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted, Nose Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Schirmeck in B-24 Rough Buddy #4295390 Purple Heart

  • Gerald Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Schirmeck in B-24 Rough Buddy #4295390

  • Gunter Schilling

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • 42-95390 Rough Buddy

    B-24 Liberator
    (Source: francecrash39-45.net, created and maintained by Mr Daniel Carville) "Rough Buddy"'s operational career ended in Alsace (eastern France) on September 10, 1944 while she was flying her 21st mission against Heilbronn marshalling yards (secondary...

Missions

  • 619

    10 September 1944

Locations

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2018 11:02:20 Nath Noff Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

www.446bg.com

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