Eugene Finch Aldridge

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 47818 - 1st Lt Eugene F. Aldridge, 413BS, 96BG

Assigned to 413BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Crash landed in a field near East Shropham due to the props on two engines running away on form-up for a mission to Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F 42-30188 'Temptation'. RTD. Failed to Return Brux, Czech shot down 12-May-44 in B-17 42-97654. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4861.

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

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16042154 / O-661944
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32026680 / O-742758
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Cat’s Sass Temptation
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 413th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Toledo, Ohio, USA 1920-04-14 Son of Percy Leroy and Jemima Ferne [Otto] Aldridge.

Died

Most, Czechia 1944-05-12 Failed to Return Brux, Czech shot down 12-May-44 in B-17 42-97654. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4861.

Based

Snetterton Heath 1944-05-12 Assigned to 413BS, 96BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Netherlands American Cemetery Re-Interred Netherlands American Cemetery

Enlisted

Fort Harrison State Park, 6000 N. Post Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216, USA 1942-03-04 Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN.

Revisions

Date17 Feb 2021 12:40:04
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56296252/eugene-finch-aldridge
Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency

Date21 Jan 2020 03:02:14
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "#" to 2 A/C serial numbers in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:23
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4861 / MACR 4861, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces; Snetterton Falcons, pg 148 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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