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Roland Elias Yoders

Military

Roland Elias Yoders enlisted in the US Army Air Corp, completed pilot training & received the rank of First Lieutenant. He was assigned to the 567th Bomb Squadron, 389th Bomb Group. On 16 August 1944, he was killed in action when the aircraft he was piloting (B-24J, 42-109795, 'Q-Bar Queenie') was shot down in a field near Huntorf, Germany. Six other crew members were killed, three lived & were captured by the Germans and sent to Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania.

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, PA 15301, USA 21 August 1923
Died 16 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2018 21:34:32 dlfast Changes to nickname
Sources

His wife

Date Contributor Update
05 October 2017 15:58:21 Lucy May Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography and events
Sources

Information sent through to the American Air Museum by Diane Fast. Roland Yoders was her brother's father.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7909 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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