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Victor Roger Romasco

Military

Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Tours 24-Jun-44 in B-17 42-102585 'The Betty L'; flak hit in radio room, crashed Valleres-le-Hay, 12 miles SW of Tours, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6534

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • James Chandler

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Paul Cosandier

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Tours 24-Jun-44 in B-17 42-102585 'The Betty L'; flak hit in radio room, crashed Valleres-le-Hay, 12 miles SW of Tours, France; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6534 Awards: PH.

  • Elbert Giddens

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Tours 24-Jun-44 in B-17 42-102585 'The Betty L'; flak hit in radio room, crashed Valleres-le-Hay, 12 miles SW of Tours, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6534 ...

  • Richard Kellum

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak Crew. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. Returned to Duty (RTD) . ...

  • Harry Owens

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Original member of Lt Larson's crew. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Tours 24-Jun-44 in B-17 42-102585 'The Betty L'; flak hit in radio room, crashed Valleres-le-Hay, 12 miles SW of Tours, France;...

  • Grover Scoggins

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Tours 24-Jun-44 in B-17 42-102585 'The Betty L'; flak hit in radio room, crashed Valleres-le-Hay, 12 miles SW of Tours, France; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6534 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Ray Stewart

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Martyniak Crew. 25 x combat missions. On mission to Kerlin-Bastard, France 8-Jun-44 in B-17 42-97238; Ditched in channel 30 miles W of Jersey due to flak damage, rescued by ASR. Returned to Duty (RTD) . ...

  • Ernest Waldow

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Tours 24-Jun-44 in B-17 42-102585 'The Betty L'; flak hit in radio room, crashed Valleres-le-Hay, 12 miles SW of Tours, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6534 ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

  • 42-102585 'The Betty L'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-A] Ridgewell 24/4/44; Missing in Action 12m Tours 24/6/44 with Vic Romasco, Navigator: Jim Chandler, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Elbert Giddens,Tail gunner:...

Missions

  • 438

    24 June 1944

Associated Place

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

  • Stalag VII-A

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Uxbridge, Massachusetts, USA 26 November 1916

Son of Nicholine and Nina Romasco.

Enlisted Providence, Rhode Island 1 July 1942

Providence, Rhode Island

Based Ridgewell 1944 – 24 June 1944

Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Valleres-le-Hay 24 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Tours 24-Jun-44 in B-17 42-102585 'The Betty L'; flak hit in radio room, crashed Valleres-le-Hay, 12 miles SW of Tours, France; POW MACR 6534

Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 24 June 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft VIIa.

Died September 1969

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2019 05:06:03 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28991824
https://www.fold3.com/record/3128717-victor-romasco
https://www.fold3.com/record/83402962-victor-r-romasco
https://www.fold3.com/image/167385038?rec=167385410
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6534 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx, 381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999, MACR 6534

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