Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230010. Killed in Action (KIA). on the mission to Stuttgart, Lt. Asher called for permission to pull out of the formation to check a smoke problem in his bomb bay. He slid to his left about 300 feet and all seemed to be okay, when suddenly his airplane blew up in midair. The parachutes, without the crew men floated down through the air like autumn leaves. It was a sickening sight, because we knew that the poor devils were falling to earth without a chance to survive,This is a statement from a book by Gen. J. Kemp McLaughlin, a leader of the 92nd BG in WW II
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30010. Killed in Action (KIA). "On the mission to Stuttgart, Lt. Asher called for permission to pull out of the formation to check a smoke problem in his bomb bay. He slid to his left about 300 feet and all...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
Shot down on 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30010. Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance, he was among the 19 evaders (2 from the RAF, 11 from the USAAF and 6 from the Royal Navy) who boarded a Royal Navy Motor Gun Boat ...
Units served with
The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 28/3/43; Smoky Hill 4/4/43; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-X] Alconbury 25/4/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Coleman Asher, Co-pilot: Harvey Protzman, Navigator: George Francis, Bombardier: John Chapman, Flight engineer/top...
||Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||6 September 1943
||6 September 1943