Roy I Ploeger

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Master Sergeant Kazberovich and Master Sergeant Roy I. Ploeger of the 306th Bomb Group inspect the engine of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Passed for publication 2 Feb 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'American Airmen Who Made First Daylight Raid On Germany. Associated Press Photo Shows:- The men responsible for the smooth running of the engines of the Fortress: Master Sgt. Kazberovich of Pittsfield, Mass. (left), and Master Sgt. Roy I Ploeger of Burley, Idaho. TET 254776. 1-2-43.' On reverse: Associated Press

Object Number - FRE 4416 - Master Sergeant Kazberovich and Master Sergeant Roy I. Ploeger of the 306th Bomb Group inspect the engine of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Passed for...

He was an original crew member of the group and a member of Henry Terry crew. He flew the first raid over Germany on 27 Jan 1943.

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Sergeant George Mondale, Lieutenant Ernest Demaray, Sergeant John McCallum and Lieutenant Roger Soth of the 452nd Bomb Group with Russian personnel. Image via William C Gaither. Letter from Gaither enclosed with print: ‘These photographers were taken at Poltava, Russia on June 22 1944. On June 21st my group, the 452d and others flew from England to Poltava en route hitting oil refinery at Rhurland, Germany. That night after landing German dive bombers bombed the field destroying ninety or more B-17 airc
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Eastern Command Headquarters (ESCOM)

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Poltava, Poltavs'ka oblast, Ukraine 1944-08-20 He was assigned to Detachment Number 1, Headquarters Eastern Command, U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe AAF 539 on Special Order #77, Headquarters Eastern Command dated 20 August 1944.

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Special Order #77, Headquarters Eastern Command, U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe

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