Shot down 8 March 1943 in B-17F 41-24588 [WF:A] 'Carter and His Little Pills', 305BG/364BS while serving as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner. Aircraft ditched into the English Channel on return from bombing the railroad marshalling yards at Rennes, France. The entire crew perished in the sea. Killed in Action (KIA).
Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Units served with
The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...
B-17 Flying Fortress
B-17F-27-BO 41-24588 [WF-A] "Carter and His Little Pills" was assigned to the 364BS/305BG at Presque Isle, Maine 19-Oct-42; Grafton Underwood 25-Oct-42; Missing in Action 8-Mar-43. Aircraft was on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at...
||Washington County, Alaska
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||8 March 1943
Killed when aircraft was ditched into the English Channel on return from bombing the railroad marshalling yards at Rennes, France. His remains have never been recovered.
||Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Madingley Road, Coton, Cambridgeshire CB23 7PH, UK
Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery