Riley F Bissonette

Military

Object Number - UPL 20795 - 563rd Bomb Squadron crew in front of B-17 42-30193 "Hardluck".

Crash landed while on a cross-country training flight in B17#42-37844. RTD

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-794648
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hard Luck
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 563rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sweetheart
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Minnesota, USA 21 April 1921

Enlisted

Los Angeles, CA, USA 24 April 1942

Other

388th BG Combat Tour

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 17 July 1943 - 14 January 1944 35 Combat Missions - 29 as co-pilot on the Kenneth Eccleston Crew and six as pilot of his own crew

Died

Camarillo, CA, USA 15 August 1993

Revisions

Date17 Mar 2016 01:46:49
ContributorGary Bissonette
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Gary F Bissonette corrected error on award selection. Removed Distinguished Service Cross and added Distinguished Flying Cross.

Date17 Mar 2016 01:44:36
ContributorGary Bissonette
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Riley F Bissonette's youngest son Gary F Bissonette. From Riley's war memorabilia. I am in procession of medals.

Date15 Mar 2016 21:51:00
ContributorGary Bissonette
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Riley F Bissonette son.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:49
ContributorAAM
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AccidentReports.com, Losses of 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey pp. 381 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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