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Robert C. Cozens Crew
95th BG - 334th BS

Back Row" Robert C. Cozens (P), James W. Reed (CP, Willard W. Brown (N), Earl t. DeWolf (B)

Middle Row: John C. Webb (FE), Robert G. Decker (R/O), Robert J. Nicholson (WG), Roy M. Ballard (BTG)

Front Row: Nicholas W. Biltcliffe (WG), John S. Burkot (TG)



  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...


  • Roy Ballard

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner

  • Nicholas Biltcliffe

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Flight Engineer

  • Willard Brown

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-30164, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Burkot

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed tour. 2nd tour with 741BS, 455BG, 15AF USAAF. Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Cozens

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot/Command Pilot

  • Robert Decker

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Radio Operator/Receiving & Shipping Clerk
    Decker does not appear to have flown any combat missions with the 95th BG. It is unclear whether he flew any combat with the 384th BG before being reassigned to non-flying duties. It appears that he served in the New York National Guard for several...

  • Earl DeWolf

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30817 'Miss Flower III', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Nicholson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-6039. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Reed

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot
    Cannot find an explanation for the four month break between his 6th mission (as a co-pilot) 14 July 1943 and his 7th mission, 13 November 1943 (as pilot of his own crew).

  • John Webb

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer


  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....


Date Contributor Update
21 July 2020 19:28:28 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations