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Ronald R. Rohner Crew
401st Bomb Group

Standing L to R: Ray Surowski (B),, John Morreale (R/O),, Homer Arbogast, Cliff Barker (LWG). Kenneth Dickerson (BTG), Lowel Reif.(RWG)

Kneeling L to R: Stanley Johnson (N), Emil Smetana (B), Ronald Rohner (P), Frank Leonard (CP).

Connections

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

People

  • Clifford Barker

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Barker, a native of Yorktown, Ind., was a burly 6-foot-2 inch forward on the 1948 Kentucky team that finished the season with a 36-3 record, the national title and the nickname of the Fabulous Five. The other starters were Wallace (Wah Wah) Jones at...

  • Harold Cyr

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Tail Gunner
    Shot down during bombing mission over Brunswick, Germany 30 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Kenneth Dickerson

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down during bombing mission over Brunswick, Germany 30 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Stanley Johnson

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    Shot down during bombing mission over Brunswick, Germany 30 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Leonard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down during bombing mission over Brunswick, Germany 30 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Morreale

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Shot down during bombing mission over Brunswick, Germany 30 January 1944 in B-17G #42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lowell Reif

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down during bombing mission over Brunswick, Germany 30 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III'. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Ronald Rohner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Son of Walter and Arlene Rohner; brother of Kathleen. Enlisted in the US Army, National Guard, on March 3, 1941 at Camp Flint in Auburn, California. He was attending Placer Junior College at the time but withdrew when the Guard became an active part of...

  • Emil Smetana

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down during bombing mission over Brunswick, Germany 30 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Ray Surowski

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer

Locations

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2016 05:51:12 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Crews/Details.aspx?CrewId=11641

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