Louis E Ritt

Military
The insignia of the 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 5135 - The insignia of the 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.

Shot down in B-17 42-3459 BK-F, JOLLY ROGER on Mission 101, 23 September 1943. Missing Air Crew Report #748.
POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

The insignia of the 546th Bomb Squadron, 384th Bomb Group.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron Headquarters (384th Bomb Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-670023
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: MOS 1034 - Group Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33354228
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-794662
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33239886
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Jolly Roger
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Michigan, USA 4 December 1919

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 23 September 1943 POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Enlisted

Detroit, MI, USA 13 November 1943 Residence: Antrim County, Michigan Private, Air Corps Enlisted Serial Number: 16042210

Other

Assigned

11 September 1944 Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #93 dated 11 September 1943 as crew pilot. One combat mission.

Died

Michigan, USA 23 September 2002 Burial: Flewelling Cemetery Bellaire Antrim County Michigan, USA

Revisions

Date23 Jan 2015 00:39:40
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date23 Jan 2015 00:34:18
Contributorbombercommand
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:13
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 748 / MACR 748, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=… / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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