The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
POW Shot down by flak and crashed at Heuach on 7/21/44 in B-17 #4297140 This was on mission to Regensburg, 9th mission. Was in Stalag Luft 1 at Barth. Liberated by Russian Army May, '45. Walked out of camp to English lines at Wismer,Ger.
POW/AEME ribbon w 1 battle star/Air Medal
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 30/1/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 21/2/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-L] Snetterton 3/3/44; Missing in Action Regensburg 21/7/44 with John Forciea, Co-pilot: Jim McKay, Navigator: John Haney, Bombardier: Jim Sapos, Flight engineer...
Military site : airfield
Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...
|Born||Attien, Ohio, USA|
|Prisoner of War (POW)||France||21 July 1944|
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|27 September 2014 18:16:47||AAM||AAM ingest|
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7413 / MACR 7413; self; Snetterton Falcons, pg 169, 178 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database