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Henry Rife Jr

Military

B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Jack Wallace

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G 42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30167 Destiny's Tot, Angel Pumpkin

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 27/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Tinker 12/5/43; Lincoln 20/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Framlingham; Horham 15/6/43; ...

  • 42-31910

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Romulus 24/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P] Horham 2/2/44; 8m, Missing in Action Berlin 4/3/44 with Bill Brownlow, Co-pilot: Jack Wallace, Navigator: Steve Simpson, Bombardier: Jim Kiser,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born West Virginia, USA 1918
Enlisted Clarksburg, WV, USA 31 October 1942
Wounded in Action (WIA) 16 December 1943
Died 4 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2017 11:49:19 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Sources:
Combat Sup / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/honor-roll

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2017 11:39:40 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2798, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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