Dale Merle Avers

Military

Object Number - UPL 45257 - Leslie A. Lennox Crew 95th BG - 336th BS Standing Left to Right: Frank S. Marcera (TG), Dale M. Avers (WG), Marion Makarawicz (BTG), Robert A....

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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 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-822749
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lucky Lady ; Screaming Eagle
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pretty Baby
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Big Casino
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron 336th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: H-a-a-rd luck !
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pride of the Century

Missions

  • Date: 2 August 1944
  • Date: 3 August 1944
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 305th Bomb Group fly in formation.
  • Date: 4 August 1944
A B-24 Liberator of the 492nd Bomb Group bombs a target near Hamburg. 

Handwritten caption on reverse: 'USAF- 492nd BG showing successful result on oil target near Hamburg, 6 Aug 1944.'
  • Date: 6 August 1944
  • Date: 7 August 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Davenport, IA 16 October 1920

Other

95th BG Combat Tour

Horham Airfield, UK 2 August 1944 - 6 January 1945

Died

Springfield, IL 20 April 1990

Buried

Lincoln, IL 23 April 1990 Zion Cemetery Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois, USA
Chicago, IL 2504 W. Van Buren Street

Revisions

Date20 Sep 2020 01:24:39
Contributordecwriter
Sources

NARA file verified AM with 6 oak leaf clusters. He would have at least one bronze star on the EAME Campaign Medal and more than likely a GCM. Personnel records could verify.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:06:48
ContributorAAM

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