Bruce Martin Rininsland

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-21989.jpeg UPL 21989 Bruce Martin Rininsland - Muscatine, 384th BG, KIA Charles D Taylor collection

Object Number - UPL 21989 - Bruce Martin Rininsland - Muscatine, 384th BG, KIA

Bombs from the 'High Group' knocked the tail section off B-17G #42-37781 'Silver Dollar' and the ship crashed near Osdorf on a mission to Berlin on 9 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR #3005.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

Nose section of an airplane that has a plexiglass bubble on the front.  On the side is a painting of a coin with the words "Silver Dollar" painted around the coin.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31160822
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-669278
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39830126
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-671434
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
A B-17 Flying Fortress of the 384th Bomb Group falls towards the ground after having its tails shot away during a mission.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39176552
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

Aircraft

Nose section of an airplane that has a plexiglass bubble on the front.  On the side is a painting of a coin with the words "Silver Dollar" painted around the coin.
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Silver Dollar
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Des Moines, IA, USA 21 April 1942 Enlisted ASN: 17065732 Residence: Muscatine County, Iowa Private, Air Corps

Other

Assigned

Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14, UK 18 September 1943 - 9 March 1944 Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 546th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #121 dated 18 October 1943, Merlin Reed Crew. Seventeen combat missions.

Other

Killed in action

Germany 9 March 1944

Born

Muscatine, Iowa

Buried/ Commemorated

Minneapolis, MN, USA Final Resting Place or Memorial: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, South Minneapolis, Minnesota Staff Sergeant Joseph Jacobson, lost on the same ship, is commemorated on the same headstone.

Revisions

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Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

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Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 3005 ;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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Contributorbombercommand
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384thbombgroup.com

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ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3005, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=…

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