Alden R Witt

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 54225 - 1st Lt Alden R Witt, 95BG

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Fatal crash in B-17 42-5791 flying through overcast, plane crashed into Cwm Mountain, Wales, while on a non-operational mission ferrying airmen who had completed tours of duty, from Horham in Suffolk to Woodvale near Southport, for further transportation to the United States. Alden Witt was among the 18 men on board, all killed in the crash. Killed in service (KIS)

Awards: AM (2OLC), EAME, PH.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 455th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 741st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13007515
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15077925
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35383061
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35008172
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ruthless
  • Unit: VIII Air Force Service Command 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Yuma County, Arizona, USA 1921-11-07 Son of Henry Franklin and Naomi [Weatherford] Witt.

Died

Cwm Mountain, Wales 1943-12-29 Killed in service (KIS)

Buried

Cambridge American Cemetery Coton, Cambs, UK Plot D, Row 7, Grave 73

Based

Horham 1943-12-29 Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted

Goodfellow Field, San Angelo, TX 1942-01-22 Goodfellow Field San Angelo Use For No 1 Texas

Revisions

Date18 Jul 2020 22:19:59
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Changed label for Died event to "Killed in service" per info in the "Summary biography"

Date4 Jul 2020 03:32:59
Contributorjmoore43
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Updated Rank and the Born/Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56295672.
See: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56295672/alden-r_-witt

Date4 Jul 2020 03:10:56
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date26 Sep 2018 12:23:18
ContributorED-BB
Sources

ABMC website
Details from Mark Walters

Date27 Sep 2014 18:03:13
ContributorAAM
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement, Operational Handbook of the 95th BG by Andrews, p. 102, 129, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol.  I, p. 443 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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