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Arvil Eugene McCulley

Military

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) in B-17 43-38595 'Stormy Weather'; Crashed at Cologne on 17-Oct-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 9471

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • William Bramlett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Aboard B-17 42-102951 25-Aug-44 Wounded in Action (WIA). Completed 35 combat missions. Was part of the 1st bombing raid on Berlin. He airlifted supplies to the Polish resistance during the battle of Warsaw and was...

  • William Kehoe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Aboard B-17 42-102951 25-Aug-44 Wounded in Action (WIA). Crashed at Cologne in B-17 43-38595 'Stormy Weather' Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9471 Awards: PH (OLC).

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...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102951

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-Q] Horham 30/5/44; with A.E. McCulley 25/8/44 wia-b Lt Bill Kehoe, Waist gunner: Larry Roberts; with W.C. Bramlett force landed RAF Woodbridge 25/12/44; with R.W....

  • 43-38595 'Stormy Weather'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/9/44; 6m, Missing in Action Cologne 17/10/44 with Arvil McCulley, Co-pilot: Jean Ericson, Navigator: Joe Kunze, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Andy...

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

  • Stalag VII-A

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Harrisburg, Arkansas 14 February 1917
Enlisted Camp Forrest, TN 1 November 1942

Camp Forrest Tennessee

Based Thorpe Abbotts 1944 – 17 October 1944

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 17 October 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag VIIa.

Died 18 February 1978
Buried Harrisburg Memorial Park Harrisburg, Poinsett County, AR 20 February 1978

Harrisburg Memorial Park
Harrisburg,
Poinsett County, AR

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 October 2019 19:24:12 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28719822
https://www.fold3.com/record/84073848-arvil-e-mcculley
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87615517/arvile-eugene-mcculley

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9471

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