Killed in Action (KIA) on the attack on the Krupp submarine building works in Kiel, Germany, along with the 4 other enlisted men, all 4 officers captured as Prisoner of War (POW)s for the remainder of the war. Flew on a B-24D, #4124295J, nicknamed 'Wicked Witch' which was 1 of 5 planes the 44th lost on this day. Brought down by flak and fighters, The 44thBG was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation for this attack.
Units served with
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
Assigned to 506BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Kiel, brought down by flak and fighters. Crew baled out. 14-May-43. 5 x POW, 5 x KIA. No MACR.
||18 October 1921
||14 May 1943