Henry Rife Jr

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

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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

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Destiny's Tot, Angel Pumpkin
  • Unit: 457th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 2 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Clarksburg, WV, USA 31 October 1942

Other

Wounded in Action (WIA)

16 December 1943

Died

4 March 1944

Born

West Virginia, USA

Revisions

Date2 Mar 2017 11:49:19
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Sources:
Combat Sup / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/honor-roll

Date2 Mar 2017 11:39:40
ContributorLucy May
Date27 Sep 2014 18:12:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2798, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces