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96th Bomb Squadron



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  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

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  • Jesse Councilman

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #4237811. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Cuirczak

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Shot down on 14 October 1943 near Maintz in B-17 #4230709. Prisoner of War (POW) POW

  • Lawrence Jenkins

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Lawrence Jenkins was born on January 29, 1924 in Battle Creek Michigan. Lawrence attended Lakeview schools and he eventually graduated from there in 1942. Right out of high school Lawrence enlisted into the the air force on October 26, 1942 at Fort...

  • Roy Martin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 17 May 1943 in B-17 #4229767 'Boot Hill. ' Evaded.

  • Donald Merrill

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    KIA Crashed at Hugena in B-17 Chatterbox #42102502

  • Mathew Quinn

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner


  • 36-150

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered 96BS/2BG Langley 1-Mar-37; transferred 19BG March Fd, but force landed due to engine failure 8-Oct- 40; with Lee Coates force landed base 2-Dec-40; Albuquerque 16-Jul-42; 66 flights; Written off 30-Dec-42. [aircraft No. 60] Never saw combat. ...

  • 42-30267 'Hustlin Huzzy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Tinker 8/6/43; Smoky Hill 17/6/43; Casper 28/6/43; Kearney 30/6/43; Eglin 4/7/43; Dow 9/7/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Ain M'Lila 27/7/43; Massicault 31/7/43; 19m transferred 341BS/97BG Depienne 14/11/43;...

  • 42-3392

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/6/43; Presque Is 31/7/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Massicault 8/8/43; transferred 353BS/301BG Cerignola; 89m 97BG Amendola as weather ship in summer of ‘44; depot 11/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-3553

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30 July 1943. Grand Island 10 August 1943. Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-H] Snetterton 29 August 1943. The Fortress had taken off on 8 November 1943 and was recalled due to heavy fog. It had apparently flown about three miles when it...




Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:52 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia