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Omar McKinley Patterson Jr

Military

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29-Jan-44 in B-17F 42-3545. Evaded (EVD). MACR 2257

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Andrew Roznetinsky

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29-Jan-44 in B-17F 42-3545. Evaded (EVD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3545 'Lizbeth II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/8/43; Grand Island 12/8/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Horham 9/43; with K. Rongstad force landed Sntterton Heath 10/10/43; with Andy Rozentinsky 20/12/43 Flight engineer/top turret gunner: T Whitman, Waist gunner: S. Eastling (both...

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 Roanoke, VA 13 September 1917

Son of Omar M Sr and Lola Beatrice [Tyree] Patterson.

Enlisted Richmond, VA 9 December 1941

Richmond, Virginia

Based Horham 1943 – 29 January 1944

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

Baled out - Evaded Capture Frankfurt, Germany 29 January 1944

Shot down by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29-Jan-44 in B-17F 42-3545. Evaded (EVD). MACR 2257

Died 12 October 1974
Buried Evergreen Burial Park Roanoke, Roanoke City, VA 15 October 1974

Evergreen Burial Park
Roanoke,
Roanoke City, VA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 October 2020 13:57:00 general ira snapsorter Changes to nickname, events and unit associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2257, 8th AF Losses

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2020 20:04:20 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
Sources

Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2020 13:45:04 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28603497
https://www.fold3.com/image/169270554
https://www.fold3.com/image/598672555
https://www.fold3.com/record/83746654-omar-m-patterson-jr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/101699521/omar-mckinley-patterson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2257 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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