Joined 92nd BG as replacement in December 1944. Completed 13 missions. Shot down on 14th mission, 25 February 1945, over Munich. Captured and taken to Dulag Luft, then to transit camp, then to Stalag 13B at Nurnberg. Marched from 13B to 7A at Mooseburg where liberated by Gen. Patton's forces 29 April 1945. Discharged from service in November 1945. Plane was B-17 Reba Jean #4339026
Air Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ POW Medal/ Presidential Unit Citation/ ETO Ribbon
Units served with
The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Hunter 10/11/44; Grenier 20/11/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-L] Podington 2/1/45; Missing in Action Munich 25/2/45 with Frank Chase, Co-pilot: Ed Shabain, Navigator: Don Shumaker, Bombardier: Ray Bastian, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...
|Prisoner of War (POW)
||25 February 1945