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96th Bomb Squadron

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  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    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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  • Clarence Bolt

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner/Flight Engineer | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shut down on 24/1/44 in A/C 42-5411 ‘SHADY LADY’ on Mission to Sofia, Bulgaria. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Colihan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shut down on 24/1/44 in A/C 42-5411 ‘SHADY LADY’ on Mission to Sofia, Bulgaria. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Jesse Councilman

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

  • George Crank

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shut down on 24/1/44 in A/C 42-5411 ‘SHADY LADY’ on Mission to Sofia, Bulgaria. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • 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...

  • William Johnson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shut down on 24/1/44 in A/C 42-5411 ‘SHADY LADY’ on Mission to Sofia, Bulgaria. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Leroy Lani

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shut down on 24/1/44 in A/C 42-5411 ‘SHADY LADY’ on Mission to Sofia, Bulgaria. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Warren Lins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Shut down on 24/1/44 in A/C 42-5411 ‘SHADY LADY”, MACR 1988.

  • Roy Martin

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

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Aircraft

  • 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. ...

  • 42-107227 Cabin in the Sky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Hunter 13/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-E] Snetterton 1/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Ken Leininger 21/6/44; Salvaged 1/7/44. CABIN IN THE SKY.

  • 42-29999 Fertile Myrtle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Presque Is 2/5/43; Assigned 96BG Grafton Underwood 8/5/43 GENIE; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-Z] Ridgewell 16/7/43; Missing in Action 18m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with...

  • 42-30153 Worry Wart

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Dow Fd 6/5/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Andrews Fd 9/5/43 WORRY WART; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 532BS/381BG Ridgewell 16/7/43; Missing in Action 1m Hamburg (Heide) 25/7/43 with Capt Joe Alexander, Co...

  • 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...

  • 42-5411 'SHADY LADY'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/42; Homestead 25/12/42; Assigned 96BS/2BG Navarin 23/3/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel 27/4/43; Ain M'Lila 17/6/43; Massicault 31/7/43; Bizerte 2/12/43; Amendola 9/12/43; Missing in Action 34m Sofia 24/1/44, with Warren Lins, Co-pilot:...

  • 42-5877

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 12/4/43; Smoky Hill 23/4/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG Andrews Fd 1/6/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action 22/6/43 with Harry Russell, Co-pilot: Purcell Rae, Navigator: Lou Chadwick, Bombardier: Sid Loveless, Flight...

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

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

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