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Bert E Kaylor

Military

Shot down 9 October 1942 in B-17 41-24510 'Snoozy II' while serving as Tail Gunner. Attacked by fighters which killed pilot Olsen and copilot Cox. Assigned target Lille I/A, France. Plane crashed near Nechin, Belgium. 2 crew members evaded and 1 Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24510 Snoozy II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 367BS/306BG Westover 16-Aug-42; to Thurleigh 27-Sep-42; Missing in Action Lille 9-Oct-42 shot down by hptm Priller (III/JG26), crashed railway line Tournai, near Nechin (Menen), Belgium; (first aircraft loss of group) MACR 6706. SNOOZY II....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rossville, Pennsylvania
Killed in Action (KIA) Néchin, 7730 Estaimpuis, Belgium 9 October 1942

Killed in fighter attack

Buried Lille, France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2014 23:04:45 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 14-Nov-2014. Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 6706; Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6706, Losses of the 8th and 9th AF by Bishop and Hey p.37

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