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Elmer H Buss

Military

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit 21-Sep-44 Died of his wounds. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Guy Miller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit and severely damaged 21-Sep-44. With co-pilots assistance and controlling direction with engines alone, returned to base, successfully landing the A/C, its severed...

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    Command
    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38078 Sweet Pea

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Savannah 23/12/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG 7/1/44; 14m transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; severe battle damaged Debreczen 21/9/44 with Guy Miller, Co-pilot: Tom Rybovich, Navigator: Theo Davich, Bombardier: Bob Mullen, Flight...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Harper County, OK, USA 30 November 1918

Son of Elza Jim and Lela Mae [Snider] Buss.

Enlisted Oklahoma City, OK, USA 17 November 1942
Based Amendola Airfield 1943 – 21 September 1944

Assigned to 429BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Debrecen, Hungary 21 September 1944

On raid to Debrecen, Hungary A/C hit by direct hit 21-Sep-44 Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried Buffalo, OK 73834, USA 1946

High Point Cemetery
Buffalo
Harper County
Oklahoma, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2017 15:31:48 Al_Skiff Changes to biography
Sources

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https://www.fold3.com/page/90407796_elmer_h%20buss/details/
http://www.ww2incolor.com/us-air-force/B17-SWEET-PEA-flak-hit-over-Hung-...
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100937543

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2017 14:42:05 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/image/310763177/?terms=Elmer%20H%20Buss
https://www.fold3.com/page/90407796_elmer_h%20buss/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100937543

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