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Vincent Blazquez

Military

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. George McVay crew. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, baled out after flak hit Evaded (EVD) MACR 10418

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • George McVay

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418 ...

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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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102455 'Lucky Lady' 'Screaming Eagle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gt Falls 6/3/44; Cheyenne 4/4/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 8/5/44 LUCKY LADY; with H.E. Hansen force landed B-58 Melsbroek, Bel 6/2/45; with G.T. Purdy force landed A-96 Toul-Ochey,...

  • 42-31760 'Ikky Poo'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/12/43; Gt Falls 17/12/43; Danver 20/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Presque Is 24/1/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-D] Horham 4/2/44; 17m, Missing in Action night practice mission 6/11/44 with George Birch McVay; Co-pilot: Charles O’Brien,...

  • 42-97264 'Shoo Shoo Baby'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; slated 447BG, Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-H] Horham 10/3/44; with J.H. Griffin 28/7/44, Co-pilot: Ed Robert, Ball turret gunner: John Tracy both [wia]; 61m Missing in Action Merseburg 7/10/44...

  • 43-38317 'Flak Evader'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/7/44; Hunter 2/8/44; Kearney 20/9/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Horham 12/8/44; with J.H. Corbin force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44; 89m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Ypsilanti 23/6/45; 4168 Base Unit,...

  • 43-38595 'Stormy Weather'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/9/44; 6m, Missing in Action Cologne 17/10/44 with Arvil McCulley, Co-pilot: Jean Ericson, Navigator: Joe Kunze, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Andy...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Youngstown, OH 28 April 1921

Son of Joseph and Anna Blazquez.

Draft registration Detroit, MI February 1942

Employed Cadillac Motor Co.

Enlisted Detroit, MI 25 October 1942

Detroit, Michigan

Based Horham 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out EVD Germany 6 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, baled out after flak hit Evaded capture MACR 10418

Evaded capture EVD 6 November 1944 – 1945

Evaded capture EVD

Discharged USAAF 29 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Lived in Detroit, MI 1946
Died Greenwood, SC 9 December 1981
Buried Oak Grove Cemetery Piedmont, Anderson County, SC 13 December 1981

Oak Grove Cemetery
Piedmont, Anderson County, SC

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2020 16:59:29 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/547

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2020 19:23:12 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29246996
https://www.fold3.com/image/29247011
https://www.fold3.com/image/659283439
https://www.fold3.com/record/45510984-vincent-blazquez
https://www.fold3.com/record/628793530-vincent-blazquez-1921
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9728294/vincent-blazquez

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2020 14:29:08 bombercommand Changes to highest rank, person associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 10418

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 / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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