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Arthur Robert Scroggins

Military

Flew 53 missions. Shot down twice. First time 04 Jan 44 ditched in North Sea after bombing Kiel, plane was Superstitous Aloysius, RTD was picked up by British Destroyer HMS Verdun. 2nd time 17 Oct 44 crash landed behind U. S. lines in Belgium after bombing Cologne, with shrapnel wounds in legs pulled out by U. S. Infantryand returned to England for specialized treatment. Also flew an experimental mission where they put a Bombsight in the nose of a droop snoot P-38J with Col Hub Zemke. They bombed an airfield in France but upon returning the plane had no brakes and we skidded forever. This effort was then dropped as not too practical

Purple Heart, Bronze Star, DFC, Air Medal

Service

People

  • Hubert Zemke

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Group Commander; Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    17 air victories with 56th FG flying P-47s, 2 1/2 with 479th FG flying P-51s. Lost 30 October 1944 when P-51 broke up in storm. Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft I, Was appointed as head of American Prisoner of War (POW)s while in camp. . Retired from...

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30178 "Darlin' Dolly"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Presque Is 24/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-S] Framlingham 29/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; with J.E. Koehler force landed Hardwick AF 20/10/43; 45m, transferred 388BG APH Knettishall 4/44; 803BS RCM Oulton 16/5...

  • 42-6098 Superstitious Aloysius

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 22/7/43; Cheyenne 25/7/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-R] Horham; with J.D. Scott, Radio Operator - Clyde Myer [wia 26/11/43]; ...

  • 42-67704 'F.U.B.A.R.'

    P-38 Lightning
    Built by Lockheed as a P-38J, field modified to 'Droop Snoot*' configuration. Assigned to 338th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. Transferred to 56th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. Transferred to 9th Air Force. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Alabama, USA 1922
Lived in Tallassee, Alabama 1940
Enlisted Montgomery, AL, USA 15 March 1942
Shot down North Sea 4 January 1944

ditched in North Sea after bombing Kiel in B-17 'Superstitous Aloysius', picked up by British Destroyer HMS Verdun. RTD.

Shot down Belgium 17 October 1944

Crash landed behind US lines in Belgium after bombing Cologne, with shrapnel wounds in legs pulled out by US Infantry and returned to England for specialized treatment. RTD.

Droop Snoot France December 1944

Flew experimental mission where they put a Bombsight in the nose of a droop snoot P-38J with Col Hub Zemke. Bombed an airfield in France but upon returning the A/C brakes failed and both crew were lucky to survive the landing.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2016 13:51:22 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
https://www.fold3.com/page/84014624_arthur_r%20scroggins/details/

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2016 13:33:36 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
https://www.fold3.com/page/84014624_arthur_r%20scroggins/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Shand Scroggins, grandson

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