Joseph J Byser

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Crew Photo B17G 43-37719 "Hellcat" 1943/1944 UPL 72418 UPL 72418 Crew Photo B17G 43-37719 "Hellcat" 1943/1944 On

Object Number - UPL 72418 - Crew Photo B17G 43-37719 "Hellcat" 1943/1944

Co-pilot, Nason crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-37719 'Hellcat/Dinah Mite'. Plane crashed in Zuider Zee. MACR 1881. Killed in Action (KIA). Body recovered.

Moundsville, WV

The 1st Bomb Wing/381st BG did not hear the recall while over the continent. 180 out of 700 aircraft continued the mission without fighter cover. The 533rd BS lost 6 of 9 aircraft. The 381st BG earned its second Distinguished Unit Citation.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

Crew Photo B17G 43-37719 "Hellcat" 1943/1944
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-809475
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
Raymon C. Beus
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19171966
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
Crew Photo B17G 43-37719 "Hellcat" 1943/1944
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-746948
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
Crew Photo B17G 43-37719 "Hellcat" 1943/1944
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35636245
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
Crew Photo B17G 43-37719 "Hellcat" 1943/1944
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15069793
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner / Flight Engineer

Aircraft

Crew Photo B17G 43-37719 "Hellcat" 1943/1944
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hellcat / Dinah Mite
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron

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Based

27 November 1943 - 11 January 1944

Other

Killed in Action

Netherlands 11 January 1944

Born

Moundsville, West Virginia

Buried/ Commemorated

Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville

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381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 1881, 8th AF Losses / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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