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Loren F. Seger Crew
95th BG - 412th BS

Standing Left to Right: Henry W. Held, Jr. (FE), James D. Hartney (WG), Frank M Bessemer (RO), Donald E. McKinney (TG), Dennis W. Roberts (WG), Wilford S. Mack (BTG)

Kneeling Left to Right: Loren F. Seger (P), Robert W. Bugie, (CP), James L. Hutchings (N), William J. Myers (B)

Bessemer is mis-identified as Frank A. Bessemer in the photo. His middle name is Martin.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Frank Bessemer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat mission. Loren Seger crew. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • James Hartney

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 25 x combat missions. Loren Seger crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Henry Held

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Loren Seger crew. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Hutchings

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Loren Seger crew. ETD ...

  • Wilford Mack

    Military | Master Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.25 x combat missions. Loren Seger crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Master Sergeant

  • Donald McKinney

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner/Waist Gunner/Togglier
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 46 x combat missions across two tours. Loren Seger crew (Tour 1). Paul Ristine crew (Tour 2). ETD Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (4 x Battle Stars).

  • William Myers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Loren Seger crew. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Dennis Roberts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. Loren Seger crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Loren Seger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. 22-Dec-43 crash landed in a meadow in Norfolk due to lack of power in B-17 42-3273 'Impatient Virgin' on return from mission to Munster, Germany. RTD ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 August 2020 16:40:49 466thHistorian Changes to caption
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/363124/frank-martin-bessemer

Date Contributor Update
24 August 2020 02:04:42 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/crew/410

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