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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 30/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 22/8/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-L] Horham 25/8/44; 335BS [OE-T]; 344BS [BG-S] battle damaged Cologne 17/10/44 with John Miller, Bombardier: Art Scroggins, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Manuel Houlis, - Harris pass), all [WIA]; Navigator: Lt David E Tyrrell; - Davis (Killed in Action); ? (5 Prisoner of War); crash landed Belgium. Repaired and returned to group, battle damaged Nurnberg 20/2/45 with John Roy; attacked by Me 163, force landed between Beauraing and Winnene, near Florennes, Bel; rep; with R.E. Parker, force landed A-78 Florennes AF, Bel; 26m, sal 9AF Germany 10/5/46. CADET NURSE aka YANKEE WOLF.

Service

Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

People

  • George Asprocolas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Billy Decherniss

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Radar Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • Robert Haupt

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Miller

    Military | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Zach Stanborough

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Command Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Flew 22 combat missions and 4 humanitarian missions with the 95th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force (Horham Airfield, England) -- Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, 3 Presidential Unit Citations, European Theatre of...

  • David Tyrrell

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2020 23:18:09 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames and description
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description” section.
Added a "]" in the A/C “Description” section to close the brackets.

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2017 01:48:43 SundayGirl Changes to description and person associations
Sources

Marshalltown IA newspaper 1945

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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