Earl Richard Beaty

Military

Battle damage on 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29699 'Old Battle Axe.' Plane ditched in North Sea. The crew was rescued and returned to base.
On return from Schweinfurt, 14 October 1943, the crew bailed out of battle damaged B-17, 42-3037 near Deenethorpe; the aircraft crash-landed near Corby, UK.

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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

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fifi, Old Battle Axe
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Windy City Avenger*
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 384th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 366th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron 544th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Enlisted

Tennessee, USA 1942-08-28 Residence: Roane county, Tennessee Private, Air Corps

Other

Assigned

Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14, UK 1943-08-15 Assigned to the 384th Bombardment Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #71 dated 15 August 1943, William Merriman Price III Crew. 25 combat missions.

Other

Promoted

1943-09-25 Promoted to Technical Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Order #104 dated 25 September 1943.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:59
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 285 , http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=…