Henry W Dick

Military
Captain Dick and Ralph Jarrendt of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Capt Dick & Ralph Jarrendt.' media-380285.jpg FRE 1480 Captain Dick and Ralph Jarrendt of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Capt Dick & Ralph Jarrendt.' Roger Freeman Collection

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Object Number - FRE 1480 - Captain Dick and Ralph Jarrendt of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Capt Dick & Ralph Jarrendt.'

WIA. 16 Sept 1943 mission to La Pallice, FR. in B-17 #42-5904 'Gremlin Gus'. On return, crashed in Devonshire after scraping a hill top. Lieutenant Dick lost a leg.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

Captain Dick and Ralph Jarrendt of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Capt Dick & Ralph Jarrendt.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16057004 / O-664401
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
Jim Jones, a tail gunner of the 388th Bomb Group in position inside his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30595, nicknamed "Gremlin Gus II". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Jim Jones, T/G of Gremlin Gus. Haven't heard of at Veterans Association, Maryland.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20343323
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

42-30215 "Slightly Dangerous II" over the Estuary of the River Blackwater in Essex
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Slightly Dangerous II
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Olin's 69ers, Gremlin Gus II
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Gremlin Gus
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Mineola, New York 15 February 1916

Enlisted

New York, NY, USA 30 June 1941

Other

Crashed/WIA

Simonsbath, Minehead TA24, UK 16 September 1943 LT Dick was wounded in action which resulted in the loss of his left leg when his aircraft crashed on North Holcombe Hill, Simonsbath, Devonshire due to poor weather.

Died

28 May 1992
Nassau County, NY, USA

Revisions

Date3 Mar 2020 19:42:13
Contributorjmoore43
ChangesChanges to biography
Sources

Added a "-" and a space to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date13 Dec 2017 03:30:04
Contributor466thHistorian
ChangesChanges to highest rank
Sources

Photograph of him after injuring wearing Captain's bars
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=photoImage&id=388-P-Gā€¦

Date13 Dec 2017 03:29:13
Contributor466thHistorian
ChangesChanges to service number, role, events, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Date13 Nov 2017 18:09:06
ContributorLucy May
ChangesChanges to biography, place associations and media associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 285

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=388-I-DIC01ā€¦

Date27 Sep 2014 18:12:47
ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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