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James V Elduff

Military

Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. 44 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Served in Korean War.

Service

People

  • Albert Banks

    Military | 457th Bomb Group

  • Charles Carlisle

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • Ras Clausen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Jim Elduff crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Patrick Fusci

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    Plane was called 'Bad Time Inc.' Commanding Officer told us to name it 'Bad Time' as we seemed to irritate him at times. I came up with the 'Inc' part after a mob in Brooklyn - 'Murder Inc', the crew said "great", so 'Bad Time Inc' was our plane's name...

  • Norbert Meeuwsen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Jim Elduff crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Morris Shuff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Jim Elduff crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Andrew Voytko

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Jim Elduff crew. ETD Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Way

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 749BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Jim Elduff crew. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 749th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31545 'Bad Time Inc.'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/11/43; Boise 23/11/43; Wendover 7/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [F] Glatton 26/1/44; force landed practice mission with Jim Elduff, Co-pilot: Delbert Lawson, Navigator: Reed Bryant, Bombardier: Ras Clausen, Flight...

  • 44-8418 'Bad Time Inc II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Patterson 6/9/44; Hunter 25/9/44; Grenier 25/9/44; Assigned 749BS 457BG Glatton 5/10/44; battle damaged Euskirchen 10/1/45 with ? and crash landed continent; Salvaged. BAD TIME INC. II. ...

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia County, PA 2 July 1920
Enlisted Philadelphia, PA 17 February 1941

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died Wernersville, PA 11 June 2017
Buried Calvary Cemetery West Conshohocken, PA 21 June 2017

Calvary Cemetery
West Conshohocken, Montgomery County, PA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2020 20:57:54 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/122109472
https://www.fold3.com/record/85202615-james-v-elduff
http://457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA53.HTML
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/inquirer/obituary.aspx?pid=185840897
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/180423554/james-v_-elduff

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2020 20:29:18 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/122109472
https://www.fold3.com/record/85202615-james-v-elduff
http://457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA53.HTML
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/inquirer/obituary.aspx?pid=185840897
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/180423554/james-v_-elduff

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1993 457th BGA Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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