Flew 30 combat missions on first tour 8/14/44-1/22/45; navigator on a VHF relay B-17 plane 1/29/45 to 3/20/45, became 748 SQ. navigator 3/27/45, tow missions on second tour 4/4/45-4/18/45.
T/O Glatton in B-17G #42-97955 on 28Sept44, target Madgeburg, GE. Attacked by numerous fighters, left formation, and crashlanded in Belgium. Cew of nine all RTD.
DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 4 Oak Leaf Cluster
Units served with
The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...
Military site : airfield
Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...
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