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Victor R Prescott

Military

Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Bernard Boraten

    Military | Corporal | Top turret | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jack Bratlie

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Caspar

    Military | Corporal | Ball turret | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Billy Crandall

    Military | Corporal | Waist Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Foster

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Gray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Jacob Grimm

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Juan Santiago

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Arthur Shepherd

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    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...

  • 816th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6199

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 2/6/44; Hunter 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 14/7/44; Missing in Action Vienna 21/1/45 with Vic Prescott, Grimm, Bratlie, Santiago, Boraten, Gray, Foster, Caspar, Crandall, Shepherd (10 evaded capture - ret. 13...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles County, CA 4 December 1922

Son of Richard L and Marie R Prescott.

Based Sterparone 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 816BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Crash landing RTD Kiskumajsa, Hungary 21 January 1945

Failed to Return Vienna 21-Jan-45; Mech failure, crash landed Kiskumajsa; RTD MACR 11539.

Died San Juan Island, WA 17 August 2014
Buried Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery, San Juan, WA

Saint Francis Catholic Cemetery
San Juan County, WA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2018 20:31:02 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/46708544
https://www.fold3.com/record/85020021-victor-prescott
https://www.fold3.com/image/87170818?terms=Victor%20Prescott
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134677166/victor-prescott

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