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Randall H Archer

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Westeroden in B-17 44-6093

Service

People

  • Ronald Archer

    Military | Flying Officer | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Dad joined the Army April 22, 1941 and was stationed in the Aleutians as a Sergeant. Following Pearl Harbor he transferred to the Air Corps and trained at Thunderbird II in Scottsdale, AZ. His younger brother, Randall Harry Archer, also joined the Air...

  • Ronald Archer

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 487th Bomb Group

  • John Askins

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    First Lieutenant John Askins was a pilot with the 91st Bomb Group (Bassingbourn), flying B-17 44-6093. Askins was shot down over Westeroden and taken prisoner on November 2 1944 and interred in Stalag Luft VIIA. ...

  • Roy Loyless

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down, 15th mission, Merseburg 2 November 1944. Prisoner of War (POW), Stalag Luft IV, Stalag Luft I. Captured -- in new Ford truck, Henry Ford plant Cologne during War. Might have got away if it hadn't been for Ford truck the home guard had. ...

  • Anthony Porta

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

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Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31883 The Jub Jub Bird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30/12/43; Casper 4/1/44; Denver 4/2/44; Kearney 12/2/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-Y] Bassingbourn 22/3/44; Missing in Action 69m Merseburg 2/11/44 with Pilot: Herb Chouinard, Navigator: Dan DuBonis, Bombardier: Jim Hundley, Flight...

  • 42-37911

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/10/43; Gr Island 28/10/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-C] Bassingbourn 10/1/44; 92m battle damaged over Kassel 1/1/45 with John Welch/Earl Jeffers, engine trouble causing crash landed Steeple Morden AF, UK. colliding with P-51s at...

  • 42-97851 Qualified Quail

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/3/44; Kearney 4/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-K] Bassingbourn 3/6/44; 72m battle damaged Cologne 14/1/45 with Wilbur Seller; force landed Denain Afd, Fr; Salvaged 28/1/45. QUALIFIED QUAIL.

  • 43-37552 The Peacemaker

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 25/5/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-E] Bassingbourn 2/6/44; 84m crash landed Weston, near Baldock, Herts, UK on test flight 12/4/45 with Hollis Forbes; all 6KIS-inc crew chief M/Sgt Lester Culp;...

  • 44-6093

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 29/4/44; Hunter 5/5/44; Grenier 19/5/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-J] Bassingbourn 27/5/44; 47m Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with John Askins, Navigator: Tony Della Porta, Bombardier: Paul Collier, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chester, West Virginia, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 2 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2018 14:21:15 psan5722 Changes to media associations
Sources

Personal data, this database, "Qualified Quail's" Blog

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2018 14:08:20 psan5722 Changes to aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

This Database

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2018 14:02:26 psan5722 Changes to nickname, service number and aircraft associations
Sources

This Database

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2016 14:38:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and media associations
Sources

Associated media from http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10141 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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