Delivered Cheyenne 29/7/44; Kearney 9/8/44; Grenier 16/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 23/8/44; in base landing accident with Herbert Vick 24/12/44; battle damaged Berlin 26/2/45 with Floyd Peede, Co-pilot: Tom Easterling, Navigator: Fred Edelstein, tog-Larry Pratz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Nerrie, Radio Operator: Bob Brown, Ball turret gunner: Ken Chezem, Waist gunner: Bob Harrison,Tail gunner: Theo Spracklen (9 Returned to Duty); crash landed Lodz, Russia; Salvaged 1/3/45. Missing Air Crew Report 12768.
After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...
Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief | 34th Bomb Group
Assigned to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew Chief of B-24 41-28851 'The Near Sighted Robin', B-17's 43-38403, 43-38265 and 43-38991 'Sweet Seventeen'. Awarded bronze star for 100 missions no aborts, the soldiers medal for risking his life to extinguish a...
Military | Sergeant | Ground crew | 34th Bomb Group
Assigned to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD
Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.
Standing L-R Herbert Jahnke, Paul Schommer
Kneeling L-R Sterling O Jones, Dexter B Jordan
Military site : airfield
Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.
|Failed to Return (FTR)
||26 February 1945