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Henry J Patterson

Military

Shot down 31 December 1943 in B-17 #426037. Crashed near Royan. Patterson's body was never recovered and he is listed on the Wall of the Missing at Rhone American Cemetery.

Service

People

  • Norbert Lorentz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 31 December 1943 in B-17 #42-6037. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-6037

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30 June 1943; Amarillo 3 July 1943; Love Field 9 August 1943; Dallas 10 August 1943. Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-P] Rougham 9 October 1943. ...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1917
Enlisted Pennsylvania, USA 4 November 1942
Killed in Action (KIA) 17200 Royan, France 31 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 December 2016 10:32:58 Lucy May Changes to biography, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Removed following information from Biography field:
'Shot down 31 December 1943 in B-17 #4237820. Killed in Action (KIA).'
Replaced with:
'Shot down 31 December 1943 in B-17 #426037. Killed in Action (KIA).'

See each aircraft record for crew listing.

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2016 18:11:10 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1755

See also:
https://www.abmc.gov/node/546830#.Vw0riU32aM8
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1775 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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