Louis G Reno

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Killed in service 29 December 1943. Accident in A/C #42-39883 'Ruthless' flying through overcast, plane crashed into a mountain while on a non-operational mission to transport crew members who had completed tours of duty to another field for return to the US.

Mid-Air Collision

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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: Patches
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ruthless
  • Unit: VIII Air Force Service Command 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

California

Other

Killed in Service (KIS)

North Wales 1943-12-29

Revisions

Date18 Jul 2020 22:48:49
Contributorjmoore43
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Changed label for the Died event to "Killed in Service (KIS)" per info in the "Summary biography".

Date4 Jul 2020 02:25:32
Contributorjmoore43
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Added S/N per records at Fold3.com.
See: https://www.fold3.com/page/639634675-louis-g-reno

Date11 Jun 2020 17:17:08
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:14
ContributorAAM
Sources

AccidentReports.com, Losses of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces Vol. I, p. 443, NARA / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia