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Perry Vancil Row

Military

Crew Number 7. Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions (17 aboard 42-30713 "Phyllis Marie").

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Eric Bennett

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7

  • Mathias Biehl

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7. Assigned to 568 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions ( 17 x aboard 42-30713 "Phyllis Marie"). Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lester Boettcher

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7

  • Walter Byrne

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 25 missions on B-17 42-30713 'Phyllis Marie'. Shot down 1 Me109. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), DUC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Dix

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7

  • James Fitzsimmons

    Military | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7

  • William Henry

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | B 17 gunner waist, Ball, top/flight engineer | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 8

  • Louis Kiss

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7. Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions ( 16 x aboard 42-30713 "Phyllis Marie" ). Tail Gunner on B-17 "Phyllis Marie". He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross shortly after the image of him in the tail gun was taken and...

  • Robert McCormick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7. Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x missions. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Whitney Poythress

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 7 [Co-pilot]. ...

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. ...

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30713 Phyllis Marie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/7/43; Scott 10/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-E] Framlingham 25/8/43; Missing in Action [34m] Berlin 6/3/44 with Max Quakenbush, Co-pilot: Roger Johnson, Navigator: Amergo Bassi, Bombardier: Harry Bell, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kansas, USA 27 January 1918
Enlisted Boise Airport (BOI), 3201 W Airport Way #1000, Boise, ID 83705, USA 21 March 1942

Gowan Field
Boise, ID

Based Polebrook 23 September 1943 – 3 February 1944

Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Santa Barbara, CA, USA 22 November 1997
Buried December 1997

Cremated
Ashes scattered at Sea.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2018 19:59:36 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/69176676-perry-v-row
https://www.fold3.com/page/84957942-perry-v-row/facts
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138623377/perry-vancil-row

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.390thspace.com/missions.php?name=Row%2C+Perry+V

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