Loren Clifford Van Steenis

Military

Object Number - UPL 50286 - Loren Van Steenis, 100BG, Pilot "Hard Luck" Photo courtesy of Beadel Family Tree

Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Flew B-17 "Hard Luck" and 'Hard Luck II'. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 100th Bomb Group, approved 30 March 1944 and replaced 1957
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682134
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31167562
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31082928
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12151842
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hard Luck II
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hard Luck !
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 350th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Pella, Mahaska County, IA 1915-08-19 Son of William A and Martha [Van Brogan] Van Steenis.

Enlisted

1941-05-28

Died

Hartselle, Alabama 1984-12-17

Buried

Mount Tabor Cemetery, Hartselle, AL 1984-12-20 Mount Tabor Cemetery, Hartselle, Alabama

Based

Thorpe Abbotts 1944-05-07 Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Discharged USAAF

1947-06-18 Honourable discharge.

Enlisted

1947-08-05 Joined USAF reserves.

Other

Discharged USAF

1952-05-12 Honourable discharge.

Revisions

Date2 Jun 2021 16:08:06
Contributoracbernstein1
Date2 Jun 2021 01:43:44
Contributoracbernstein1
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Ancestry.com

Date30 Apr 2021 20:23:12
Contributorjmoore43
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Added an association to the A/C #42-3413 listed in the A/C "description section".
Added an association to the 100th BG listed in the A/C #42-3413 "description section".

Date8 Jun 2016 12:11:21
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Correction to name fields

Date27 Sep 2014 18:29:04
ContributorAAM
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Loren Clifford Van Steenis: Gallery (5 items)