On 9 November 1942 assigned target U/B at St. Nazaire, France. On return, crashed into field beyond runway in B-17 41-24494.
Shot down 18 November 1942 in B-17 41-24474 'Floozy' while serving as Pilot. Aircraft ditched 2 miles of the Ile d'Oussant on the tip of the Brest Peninsula, France. Prisoner of War (POW).
Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft 7 from Dec 1942-29 Jan 1945; moved to Stalag Luft 7A 05 Feb 1945 to 29 Apr 1945.
Units served with
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,...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned to 306BG/367BS at Westover 17-Aug-42; Thurleigh 17-Sep-42. Damaged by anti-aircraft fire over St. Nazaire, France while on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at La Pallice, France. The aircraft was then attacked by German FW-190 fighters over...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned to 306BG/367BS at Westover 16-Aug-1942; Thurleigh 13-October-1942. 9-Nov-42 despatched on mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France it was damaged by flak. Upon return it landed at Portreath, over-ran the runway, overran a dirt...
18 November 1942
The U-Boat pens at Lorient and La Pallice, France are the Primary (P) targets for this mission. However, those at St. Nazaire, France are attacked by 21 B-17s of 303BG when they are mistaken for those of Lorient. The force attacking Lorient is composed...
Military site : airfield
Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...
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|Prisoner of War (POW)
||18 November 1942 – 9 July 1945
Held at Stalag 7A, Moosburg, Bavaria. Officially Returned to Military Control 9-Jul-45.
||18 November 1942
Managed to exit the aircraft when he ditched it into the sea.