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Edward Graham Fetherston

Military

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Stand in for McVay crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • George McVay

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418 ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102455 'Lucky Lady' 'Screaming Eagle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gt Falls 6/3/44; Cheyenne 4/4/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 8/5/44 LUCKY LADY; with H.E. Hansen force landed B-58 Melsbroek, Bel 6/2/45; with G.T. Purdy force landed A-96 Toul-Ochey,...

  • 42-31760 'Ikky Poo'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/12/43; Gt Falls 17/12/43; Danver 20/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; Presque Is 24/1/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-D] Horham 4/2/44; 17m, Missing in Action night practice mission 6/11/44 with George Birch McVay; Co-pilot: Charles O’Brien,...

  • 42-97264 'Shoo Shoo Baby'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; slated 447BG, Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-H] Horham 10/3/44; with J.H. Griffin 28/7/44, Co-pilot: Ed Robert, Ball turret gunner: John Tracy both [wia]; 61m Missing in Action Merseburg 7/10/44...

  • 43-38317 'Flak Evader'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/7/44; Hunter 2/8/44; Kearney 20/9/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Horham 12/8/44; with J.H. Corbin force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44; 89m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Ypsilanti 23/6/45; 4168 Base Unit,...

  • 43-38595 'Stormy Weather'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 1/9/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/9/44; 6m, Missing in Action Cologne 17/10/44 with Arvil McCulley, Co-pilot: Jean Ericson, Navigator: Joe Kunze, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Andy...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Alberta, Canada 19 March 1915

Son of Edward Beauchamp and Olive Fetherston.

Lived in Cincinnati, OH October 1940

At time of draft registration employed by Ditto Inc.

Enlisted Cincinnati, OH 4 February 1943

Cincinnati, Ohio

Based Horham 1944 – 6 November 1944

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Force Landing POW Cottbus, Germany 6 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany POW MACR 10418

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 6 November 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Discharged USAAF 13 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 28 December 1986

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2020 18:55:55 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/2040
https://www.fold3.com/image/681319859?terms=Edward%20Fetherston

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2020 18:53:27 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/2040
https://www.fold3.com/image/681319859?terms=Edward%20Fetherston

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2020 17:57:04 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29246996
https://www.fold3.com/record/39088601-edward-fetherston
https://www.fold3.com/record/89216624-edward-g-fetherston
https://www.fold3.com/record/628101280-edward-fetherston-1915

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2020 14:32:21 bombercommand Changes to person associations and place associations
Sources

MACR 10418

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2020 04:14:53 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 10418

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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