Billy Paul Decherniss

Military
media-44462.jpeg UPL 44462 Halcott B. Thomas Crew
95th BG - 335th BS

Standing Left to Right: Gene C. Grime (R/O), Billy C. Ferguson (FE), Millard E. McGowan, Jr. (TG), Fred W. Miller (WG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Halcott B. Thomas (P), Benjamin F. Hathaway (B), Bily P. Decherniss (BTG), Donald B. Flygstad (N), Max Bunin (CP)

This was largely the crew that Halcott Thomas finished his tour with, though his original crew had a sunstantially different composition. The crew in the photo had been the Jammie Philpott crew
95th Bomb Group collection

Object Number - UPL 44462 - Halcott B. Thomas Crew 95th BG - 335th BS Standing Left to Right: Gene C. Grime (R/O), Billy C. Ferguson (FE), Millard E. McGowan, Jr. (TG),...

Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

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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: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-26027
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: 13th Jinx
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hell's Belle
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Cadet Nurse ; Yankee Wolf
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sweetheart of Seattle
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Washington, DC 13 December 1919

Other

95th BG Combat Tour

Horham Airfield, UK 26 November 1944 - 11 April 1945

Died

Okaloosa County, FL 6 September 1985

Buried

Pensacola, FL 10 September 1985 Barrancas National Cemetery Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA Plot 35, 0, 2880
Washington, DC 1435 Spring Road NW Apt. 203

Revisions

Date24 Nov 2020 23:08:31
Contributorjmoore43
ChangesChanges to surname and highest rank
Sources

Updated Highest Rank and surname per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 569028.
Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/569028/billy-paul-decherniss

Date19 Jul 2020 21:30:33
Contributor466thHistorian
ChangesChanges to surname, middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Date27 Sep 2014 18:04:40
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest

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