Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/44; Hunter 22/2/44; Morrison 4/3/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 6/3/44; Missing in Action Turin 29/3/44 with Ed Wronkoski, Co-pilot: Francis Sanvito, Navigator: Rich Zeguin, Bombardier: Norman Stockstill, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Floyd High, Radio Operator: Dan Weiss, Waist gunner: George Lawrence, Waist gunner: D.M. Genter,Tail gunner: Ernie Lipsett (9 Prisoner of War); Ball turret gunner: Maurice LaRouche (EVD, ret to base via Morocco); flak ko’d #1, 3 & 4, then attacked by Italian Fiat G-55s, crashed Bormida de Dego, It; eight chutes seen; Missing Air Crew Report 3514.
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...