Delivered Cheyenne 28/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Dow Fd 30/5/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG Glatton 1/6/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 29/6/44 with Alby Gumulauskas, Co-pilot: Bill Neidhardt, Navigator: Harry Will, n/g-S/Sgt Enos Bleacher, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Beatty, Radio Operator: Ralph DeLeonardis, Ball turret gunner: Lou Beske, Waist gunner: Chas Campbell,Tail gunner: Joy Stacy (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Meilendorf, five miles SE of Kothen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 6724.
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 | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Enlisted | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
Shot down on 6/29/44 in B-17 "Evenin' Folks! How Y'All" near Gross Muehlingen, Prisoner of War (POW).
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group
Shot down by flak and crashed near Gross Muehlingen in B-17 #42-97562 "Evenin' Folks! How Y'All", Prisoner of War (POW).
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...
|Failed to Return (FTR)
||29 June 1944