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"Meyran's crew of the 8th AF 398th Bomb Group by their B-17 at their at their base in England, 1 August 1944."

Rear L-R: F/O Bernie White, 1Lt William Louis Meyran, 2Lt Larry Paul, 2Lt Warren l Davidson, 2Lt Fredrick J Kushera

Front L-R: S/Sgt Charles R Kennedy, S/Sgt Victor C Petrauskas, S/Sgt Melvin P Brown, T/Sgt William Scott Tull, S/Sgt Anthony N Perry

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allied...

People

  • Melvin Brown

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Cologne mission 15-Oct-44; Crashed 1000yds from end of runway near Anstey Church, bomb load exploded on impact. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 15229 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Warren Davidson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Kennedy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Cologne mission 15-Oct-44; Crashed 1000yds from end of runway near Anstey Church, bomb load exploded on impact. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 15229 Awards: PH.

  • Frederick Kushera

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bretteville, LeRabet; Hit by flak in B-17 42-107223 8-Aug-44. Baled out Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7384 Award: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Meyran

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Cologne mission 15-Oct-44; Crashed 1000yds from end of runway near Anstey Church, bomb load exploded on impact. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 15229 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • Lawrence Paul

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot; Pilot
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 23 missions as co-pilot and split 12 missions as pilot or co-pilot after 1st pilot William L Deyran was killed. Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Anthony Perry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Merseburg; Shot down 2-Nov-44 in B-17 42-102562 'Knockout'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10157 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Victor Petrauskas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Cologne mission 15-Oct-44; Crashed 1000yds from end of runway near Anstey Church, bomb load exploded on impact. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 15229 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

  • William Tull

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
    Assigned to 603BS, 398BG, 8AF USAAF. Cologne mission 15-Oct-44; Crashed 1000yds from end of runway near Anstey Church, bomb load exploded on impact. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 15229 Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.

  • Bernard White

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster in Sept 1944; DFC in April 1945

Aircraft

  • 42-102568

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 15/4/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-N] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; 602BS [K8-N]; was on weather flight 28/10/44 with Lt K.S. Hastings, crash landed base; Salvaged 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 29/10/44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 January 2019 10:46:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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