Frank Martin Bessemer

Military
media-51527.jpeg UPL 51527 Loren F. Seger Crew
95th BG - 412th BS

Standing Left to Right: Henry W. Held, Jr. (FE), James D. Hartney (WG), Frank M Bessemer (RO), Donald E. McKinney (TG), Dennis W. Roberts (WG), Wilford S. Mack (BTG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Loren F. Seger (P), Robert W. Bugie, (CP), James L. Hutchings (N), William J. Myers (B)

Bessemer is mis-identified as Frank A. Bessemer in the photo. His middle name is Martin. 95th Bomb Group collection

Object Number - UPL 51527 - Loren F. Seger Crew 95th BG - 412th BS Standing Left to Right: Henry W. Held, Jr. (FE), James D. Hartney (WG), Frank M Bessemer (RO), Donald E....

Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat mission. Loren Seger crew. ETD





Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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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 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

A formation B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 95th Bomb Group leave contrials behind during a mission. B-17 Flying Fortress (QW-L, serial number 42-30173) in in the foreground. Official caption on image: "35 Flying Forts Leaving Trails Over Brunswick, Germany. US AAF Photo 226-8."
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Gorgeous Hussy : Circe : All American
  • Unit: 94th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron 410th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lone Wolf
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30235) nicknamed "The Zoot Suiters" of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lonesome Polecat : The Zoot Suiters
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 401st Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Liberty Belle
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Berlin Bessie
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Chattanooga, OK 14 November 1924 Son of Elizabeth Bessemer.

Enlisted

Oklahoma City, OK 18 November 1942 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Other

95th BG Combat Tour

Horham Airfield, UK 13 December 1943 - 26 March 1944 Completed a 25 combat mission tour

Other

Discharged USAAF

15 October 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

Houston, TX 15 March 1982 Died in an auto accident

Buried/ Commemorated

Houston National Cemetery Houston, Harris County, TX 19 March 1982 Houston National Cemetery Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA Plot B, 0, 450
Cotton County, OK

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