Shot down on 16-Aug-44 in B-17G 43-39000 while serving as Navigator. Aircraft was attacked by fighters, set on fire, bomb load detonated and the aircraft disintegrated in mid-air. The reamins of the aircraft fell near Lehna, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA).
Units served with
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...
Home of the Memphis Belle
B-17 Flying Fortress
B-17G 42-38000 was delivered Cheyenne 14-Jun-44; Kearney 28-Jun-44; Dow Fd 9-Jul-44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-E] Bassingbourn 23-Jul-44. Sustained damage on 16-Aug-44 from attacks by German fighters on the apporach to the target of the aircraft...
16 August 1944
Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars.
Military site : airfield
Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...
||Grove Hill, Alabama
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||Lehna, 37308 Schimberg, Germany
||16 August 1944
Killed when aircraft was attacked by German fighters, set on fire, bomb load detonated and aircraft disintegrated in mid-air. Remains of aircraft fell near Lehna, Germany
||Grove Hill, AL 36451, USA
Originally his remains were buried by the Germans. After the war his remains were recovered and re-interred for a time at the Ardennes American Cemetery. After the war his remains were repatriated to Grove Hill, Alabama