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Max Hegsted Rammell

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Service

People

  • John Gross

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106993

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Kearney 22/1/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P/W] Horham 13/3/44; with J. M. Bastion; Co-pilot Frank Puckett Barbour; force landed France 22/6/44; with J.E. Hamilton force landed RAF Bentwaters, Sfk 6/10/44;121m...

  • 42-31867 'Go Getter'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; with Wilmot Chamberlain force landed Morrison, FL 31/1/44; Memphis 19/4/44; Kansas City 20/4/44; Kearney 24/4/44; Presque Is 28/4/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-P] Horham 2/5/44; battle damaged...

  • 42-31876 'Fireball' ' Fireball Red'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/12/43; Gt Falls 3/1/44; Cheyenne 5/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-Q] Horham 17/2/44; aborted after take off for Dusseldorf 9/9/44 with Bill Lahl, Co-pilot: Theo Bennett, Navigator: Maurice Schwartz (wia),...

  • 42-31939 Spook Six

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Romulus 23/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Horham 2/2/44; transferred 412BS [QW-J]; 98m, with S.D. Reed, force landed RAF Coltishakk, 8RTD, 1WIA; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 21/6/44;...

  • 42-97844

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 20/4/44; with Glovik 7/10/44, Waist gunner: Chas Buda KIA; 97m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 9/3/45 with Bill Durant (Ouratt?), Co-pilot: Dwight King, Navigator...

  • 43-38281 KIMMIE KAR FOR 9

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/7/44; Kearney 25/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-A] Podington 10/8/44; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-Z] Horham 11/8/44; with F.W. Volz force landed Deblin, Poland 15/2/45; sal 1/3/45; 70m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21...

  • 43-38469

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-U] Horham 5/9/44; with T.C. Gibson force landed A-81 airfield on continent 20/5/45; 82m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 26/6...

  • 43-38584

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Horham 25/9/44; with T.J. Tower force landed A-74 Cambrai/Niergneis, France 5/1/45; with C. Earley both with gs Ellingworth & Theo Hempen (wia) 25/2/45; landing...

Missions

  • 689

    26 October 1944

  • 691

    28 October 1944

  • 698

    2 November 1944

  • 700

    4 November 1944

  • 702

    5 November 1944

  • 707

    9 November 1944

  • 712

    11 November 1944

  • 715

    16 November 1944

  • 725

    26 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

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Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tetonia, ID 24 May 1923
Enlisted Fort Douglas, UT 3 January 1944
95th BG Combat Tour Horham Airfield, UK 26 October 1944 – 30 March 1945

Completed a 35 mission tour

Died Rexburg, ID 24 March 2017

Our father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Max Hegsted Rammell, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 19, 2017. He was surrounded by many who love him and who were anxious for a reunion between Max and his sweet wife, Denice, who passed away 4 months prior.

Max was born on May 24, 1923 in Tetonia, Idaho to Parley Samuel Rammell and Letitia Josephine Hegsted. He cherished his beloved Teton Valley and farmed potatoes, wheat, barley and hay there with his father and brothers, Leon and Merrill, for many years.

As a young man, Max desired to serve his country in WWII and joined the United States Air Force in 1944. He was first assigned to gunnery school in Las Vegas, NV and from there he was sent to England, where he was assigned to the 95th Bomber Squadron as a tail-gunner in the B-17 Flying Fortress. Max and his squadron flew 35 successful missions before being honorably discharged in 1946 and returning home. Max was decorated with the Presidential Citation, 5 Oak Leaf Clusters and 3 Bronze Battle Stars during his service.

Following WWII, Max served as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was assigned to serve in the Western States Mission.

Max married his sweetheart, Carma Denice Kunz, in 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they had 8 children: Jeffrey Rammell (Leanne Sant), Christina O’Brien (John Dee O’Brien), Debra Larsen (L. Bruce Larsen), James Rammell (Melanie Moulton) Matthew Rammell (Lisa Buxton), Charles Rammell (deceased) (Colleen McPherson), Rebecca Rammell (deceased) and Jason Rammell (Vicki Thueson). Once their children were raised, Max and Denice set out to serve missions for their church. They served faithfully in Hawaii, Washington, D.C. (Temple), Palmyra, N.Y. and Salt Lake City Temple Square. Max and Denice were also blessed with 33 grandchildren and 87 great-grandchildren.

Max suffered at the death of his sweet Denice in November 2016. He talked often of his loneliness for her and his heart’s desire to be with her. He also spoke of his love for his brothers and sisters and their spouses. He was truly anticipating a joyous reunion with the gang. The only surviving member of the Parley and Letitia Rammell Family is Roberta Bird Rammell, wife of Max’s brother, Merrill.

We love you, Dad. See you soon.

Buried Tetonia, ID 25 March 2017

Cache Clawson Cemetery
Tetonia, Teton County, Idaho, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 August 2020 00:32:02 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=7945427
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/5479
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7545&h=64942761...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177564037

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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