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Ralph B Corning

Military

Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Charles Agantovich

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Marvin Brawer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Raymond Buthe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Curtis Chapman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Mission: Lumkendorf Oil Refinery, Merseburg, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany. POW

  • Anthony De Marco

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Flynn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down the 30th of November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • John Lafferty

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 43-38725. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Norris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 447th Bomb Group
    Shot down 30 November 1944 in B-17 #4338725. Killed in Action (KIA).

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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. ...

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38725

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 12/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 28/9/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Ray Buthe, Chas Norris, Marvin Brawer, Tony DeMarco, Chas Agantovich, Ralph Corning (6 Killed in Action); Curtis Chapman, John...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 30 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2020 15:58:08 Richard412 Changes to service number, person associations, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Source: Richard Frohm (S/Sgt. Jack Flynn)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11149 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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