Delivered Tulsa 3/12/42; West Palm Beach 9/1/43; Assigned 97BG Biskra 20/1/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; transferred 346BG/99BG Oudna 14/11/43; 27m/99 815BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action Milan 30/4/44 with Hilmer Landholt, Daniels,Kleiner, Bowles, Landwehr, Gatch, Con, Davis (8 Prisoner of War); Altgelt, Goddard (2 evaded capture to Switz.) flak & enemy aircraft. crashed Vanette, Missing Air Crew Report 4612. CHIEF WAHOO.
The 5th Air Division (5th AD) originated on 19 October 1940 at McChord Field, Washington. Its initial mission was air defense of the northwest United States with three bombardment groups (12th, 17th and 39th) flying early B-17 Flying Fortresses (B-17C...
Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...
Military | Sergeant | B-17 Waist Gunner | 99th Bomb Group
Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot | 99th Bomb Group
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