Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Russell Murry Ward

Military

Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Tommie Alfano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Asst Engineer | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: SS, AM (2OLC), GC, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Antonious

    Military | Colonel | Bombardier | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Durham

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: SS, AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Fannon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Michael Higgins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Jamieson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armourer / Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. 45 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg, last seen outside his ball turret wounded and clipping on his parachute; Killed in...

  • Charles Simpson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Wynkoop

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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. ...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 815th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6177 'Dry Run'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/5/44; Kearney 30/5/44; Hunter 7/6/44; Morrison 17/6/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Sterparone 7/7/44; Missing in Action Memmingen 18/7/44 with Russell Ward, Higgins, Anderson, Antonius, Fannon, Alfano, Wynkoop, Simpson, Durham (9 Prisoner...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Madras, OR 11 September 1917

Son of Murry Crews and Melissa Ellen [Campbell] Ward.

Lived in Redmond, OR 1940
Enlisted Portland, OR 9 May 1942
Based Sterparone 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Vicinity of Memmingen, Germany 18 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; POW. MACR 7099

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 18 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died Bellevue, WA 25 December 1998

Cremated / Ashes scattered on his favourite golf course.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2018 12:55:54 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28709629
https://www.fold3.com/image/638168054?terms=Russell%20Murry%20Ward
https://www.fold3.com/image/28620312?terms=Russell%20M%20Ward
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/73033786/russell-murray-ward

Share