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"Lt Martyniak and crew were picked up at 06.00 hrs this morning and were reported by a naval hospital near Knightsbridge, Balsham. Apparently they were none the worse for their experience. They arrive back at base by plane about 17.00 hrs." (from 381st 242nd Medical Detachment diary) crew return to base aboard 42-32049 "Yankee Rebel"

Far right S/Sgt Darrell E Longley top turret gunner

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Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

People

  • Wayne Coffey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak Crew. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. RTD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Albert Fahey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak Crew. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. RTD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lloyd Jackson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak crew. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238 'Our Captain'; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. RTD Re-assigned to Houston crew. On first...

  • Allen Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak Crew. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. RTD Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Kellum

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak Crew. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. Returned to Duty (RTD) . ...

  • Darrell Longley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak Crew. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. RTD Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Martyniak

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Pilot on mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. RTD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Murray

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak Crew. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. RTD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Stewart

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak Crew. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. RTD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ray Stewart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak Crew. 25 x combat missions. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. Returned to Duty (RTD) . ...

Locations

  • Ridgewell, England

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2019 21:24:32 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 May 2019 21:21:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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