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Detailed History

Most of his World War II years were spent overseas, initially participating as an "A-20" bomber pilot with the first U.S. military unit, 15th Bomb Squadron, to attack occupied Europe from England on July 4, 1942. The squadron was subsequently deployed to North Africa and conducted bombing missions against General Rommel's retreating German forces. Returning to the U.S. in early 1943, he joined a newly formed bomb group which deployed to England in early 1944 for pre and post D-Day combat activity in both A-20 and A-26 attack bombers against German military targets in France and Germany until VE Day. The bomb group was then ordered to the Far East to participate in the invasion of Japan, and was in transit when the war ended.

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron 97th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-34490
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot - Squadron Commander
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 97th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-790777
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13037350
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Communications Chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 13027977
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 84th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19002256
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Top Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 86th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 47th Bomb Group 97th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date24 Jul 2017 14:16:17
ContributorMikeThomas
Sources

Most of his World War II years were spent overseas, initially participating as an "A-20" bomber pilot with the first U.S. military unit, 15th Bomb Squadron, to attack occupied Europe from England on July 4, 1942. The squadron was subsequently deployed to North Africa and conducted bombing missions against General Rommel's retreating German forces. Returning to the U.S. in early 1943, he joined a newly formed bomb group which deployed to England in early 1944 for pre and post D-Day combat activity in both A-20 and A-26 attack bombers against German military targets in France and Germany until VE Day. The bomb group was then ordered to the Far East to participate in the invasion of Japan, and was in transit when the war ended.

Date24 Jul 2017 14:14:02
ContributorMikeThomas
Sources

Most of his World War II years were spent overseas, initially participating as an "A-20" bomber pilot with the first U.S. military unit, 15th Bomb Squadron, to attack occupied Europe from England on July 4, 1942. The squadron was subsequently deployed to North Africa and conducted bombing missions against General Rommel's retreating German forces. Returning to the U.S. in early 1943, he joined a newly formed bomb group which deployed to England in early 1944 for pre and post D-Day combat activity in both A-20 and A-26 attack bombers against German military targets in France and Germany until VE Day. The bomb group was then ordered to the Far East to participate in the invasion of Japan, and was in transit when the war ended.