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Roy Everett Wendell Jr

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Navigator, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. November 1943 - January 1944. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I.
Westhaven, NY

Service

People

  • George Ayers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Killed in Action (KIA). Groves, TX

  • Julian Chandler

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. Rockmart, GA

  • Jack Dwyer

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Mickow crew. Original member of the Larson crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. He was reportedly seen bailing out and deploying his parachute....

  • Joseph Fabianski

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    TG, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Sgt Fabianski was wounded in the arms. S/Sgt Chandler (radio operator) pulled Sgt Fabianski from the...

  • William Hennessey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Mickow crew. Original member of the Mullane crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Lt Hennessey would not leave his seat or bail out. This was...

  • James Hopkins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot ; Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF.

  • Hugh Maguire

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. Los Angeles, CA POW

  • Laurence Mickow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. Lt Mickow was blown out of the aircraft. Prisoner of War at stalag Luft I. Zunbro, MN

  • Raymond Nersinger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. S/Sgt Nersinger was wounded in the leg. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft IV. ...

  • Glendon Pierson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Mickow crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #61 to Frankfurt, Germany on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37884. MACR 2241. S/Sgt Pierson was wounded in the aircraft. Lt Mickow was attempting to place a parachute on him when...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37884

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/10/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-J] Ridgewell 20/12/43; 3m Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Larry Mickow, Navigator: Roy Wendell, Bombardier: Hugh Maguire, Radio Operator: Julian Chandler, Left Waist gunner...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 149

    5 December 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 216 B-17 from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (10); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (21); 351BG (35); 379BG (21); 381BG (30); 384BG (20); and 301BG (20)...

  • VIII Bomber Command 151

    11 December 1943
    This mission is a massive raid of 583 heavy bombers on the industrial areas of Emden, Germany. The first element is a combined force of 242 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (24); 92BG (18); 303BG (20); 305BG (21); 306BG (20); 351BG (40)...

  • VIII Bomber Command 156

    16 December 1943
    This is a massive mission of 631 heavy bombers directed at the port area of Bremen, Germany. The force of 631 included 1 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG dispersed among the attacking formations. The mission is composed of three elements. The first...

  • VIII Bomber Command 159

    20 December 1943
    The port area of Bremen is the target for 546 heavy bombers. The total includes 12 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG. All 12 of these are effective on the target and 11 are damaged. The bomber gunners of this element claim 1-1-0 (this total included with...

  • VIII Bomber Command 161

    22 December 1943
    This mission is composed of two forces directed at two separate targets, the communication centers at Osnabruck and Munster, Germany. The force attacking at Osnabruck is composed of two elements. The first element is composed of 227 B-17s (2 are PFF...

  • VIII Bomber Command 164

    24 December 1943
    This mission is directed at V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise area of France. The attacks are made between 1330-1510hrs. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a force of 277 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 169

    30 December 1943
    The port area and oil refineries at Ludwigshaven, Germany are the target for this massive attack of 710 heavy bombers. The despatch includes 12 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG, 11 of these are effective on the mission, 3 are damaged, and the bomber...

  • 8th Air Force 174

    4 January 1944
    The port area of Kiel, Germany and the railroad marshalling yards at Munster, Germany are the Primary targets of this Mission which is organised as two elements: one going to Kiel and the other to Munster. Roger A. Freeman begins to designate aircraft...

  • 8th Air Force 187

    21 January 1944
    This mission is directed at 36 V-Weapon sites (34 in the Pas-de-Calaise area and 2 in the Chrebourg area of France) 24 of these are bombed successfully. All three Bomb Divisions participate in the attacks and the bomber gunners claimed 5-1-2 of...

  • VIII Bomber Command 191

    24 January 1944
    The primary target of this mission was the Zukunft power station at Eschweilier, Germany. The mision was composed of 563 bombers three elements from 1BD, 2BD and 3BD. The despatch from 2BD was recalled doe to weather before it could take off. Mission...

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Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Westhaven, New York 19 April 1924
Based Ridgewell, England 10 November 1943 – 29 January 1944
Prisoner of War 29 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2018 02:40:15 ARowe95 Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 2241, 8th AF Losses / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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