Crashed near Stellnau in B-17 #43-38518, Killed in Action (KIA).
Lt. Dwyer was a member of the International Guards before Pearl Harbor and first served with the Infantry, then being transferred to the Air Corps. He received his training at Santa Anna, Cal., Las Vegas, Nev., Carlsbad, NM, and Avon Park, Fla.
He was overseas from July 1944, and had completed twelve missions. Lt. Dwyer received the Presidential Group Citatoin and a posthumous Purple Heart.
Units served with
The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 11/8/44; Hunter 22/8/44; Grenier 6/9/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-N] Polebrook 21/9/44; Missing in Action 4m Nurnberg 3/10/44 with Chas Cregar, Sanford Groendyke, Jim Timmie, Ed Huth, Elwood Zigenfus, Chas Weller, Cecil McWhorter,...
Military site : airfield
Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...
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