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J H Piland

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Part of the crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the Jub Jub Bird
Back Row - Left to Right

S/Sgt. John "Jack" D. Hamner, Tailgunner; J.H. Piland, Bombardier; 2nd Lt. Roy Griesbach, Pilot; J.R. Simonson, Navigator; 2nd Lt. Charles R. Peck, Co-pilot; R.E. Riguad, Ball Turret Gunner

Front Row - Left to Right

H.R. Small, Right Waist Gunner; E.J. Viskocil, Top Turret Gunner; R.G. Harford, Radio Operator; Harry Lane, Left Waist Gunner

Service

People

  • Roy Griesbach

    Military | Lieutenant | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Pilot of the crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the Jub Jub Bird ...

  • John Hamner

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | B-17 AG (Tail gunner)
    "Jack" Hamner served as a tail gunner with the 401st Bomb Squadron, of the 91st Bomb Group out of Bassingbourn, England. He flew 30 missions from 5 Jan 44 to 27 May 44. Eight of those missions were in "The Jub Jub Bird" (aircraft 42-31883) as confirmed...

  • R Harford

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the Griesbach crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the jub Jub Bird ...

  • Harry Lane

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the Griesbach crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the jub Jub Bird ...

  • Charles Peck

    Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the Griesbach crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the jub Jub Bird ...

  • R Rigaud

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the Griesbach crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the jub Jub Bird ...

  • J Simonson

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the Jub Jub Bird ...

  • H Small

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the Griesbach crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the jub Jub Bird ...

  • E Viskocil

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer /Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Part of the Griesbach crew on the 26 March 1944 mission to Pas De Calais aboard the jub Jub Bird ...

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Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31883 The Jub Jub Bird

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30/12/43; Casper 4/1/44; Denver 4/2/44; Kearney 12/2/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-Y] Bassingbourn 22/3/44; Missing in Action 69m Merseburg 2/11/44 with Pilot: Herb Chouinard, Navigator: Dan DuBonis, Bombardier: Jim Hundley, Flight...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2018 21:57:24 RayWells Changes to biography
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Date Contributor Update
08 November 2018 21:38:34 RayWells Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/crewphotos/jub_jub_bird_crew.html?fbclid=Iw...

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2018 21:35:08 RayWells Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, role, person associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.91stbombgroup.com/crewphotos/jub_jub_bird_crew.html?fbclid=Iw...

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