Reynold Thomas Fraker

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 27234 - Reynold T Fraker of the 401st Bomb Group. He was Killed in Action on 7 July 1944.

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Hit by 20mm shell in first pass by fighters. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7222.

Awards: PH.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14076431 / O-812294
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Belle of the Barbary Coast
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Dalton, Georgia 1923-09-07 Son of Thomas Franklin and Ella Mae [Lentz] Fraker.

Buried

Interred Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial

Died

Dannefeld, 39649 Gardelegen, Germany 1944-07-07 Failed to Return (FTR) Leipzig in B-17 'Belle of the Barbary Coast' 42-37981 Lost due to mech failure and shot down by Fw190 crashed near Burkhorst 7-Jul-44. Hit by 20mm shell in first pass by fighters. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7222.

Enlisted

Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA 1943-03-12 Fort McPherson Atlanta, GA.

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