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Joseph R Lyons

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Tail gunner, King crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 17 August 1943 in the B-17 #42-29978 'Hells Angel". Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. #4 engine was damaged and the right wing was on fire. MACR 382. Prisoner of War. Stalag Luft VIIA & XVIIB.

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People

  • Robert Dwyer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, King crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29978 'Hell's Angel'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. #4 engine was damaged and the right wing was on fire. MACR 382. Prisoner of...

  • Cecil Floura

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, King crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 17 August 1943 in the B-17 #42-29978 'Hells Angel". Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. #4 engine was damaged and the right wing was on fire. MACR 382. Prisoner...

  • Reinhardt King

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    March - August 1943. Pilot, King crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29978 'Hell's Angel'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. #4 engine was damaged and the right wing was on...

  • Julius Mann

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, King crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29978 'Hell's Angel'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. #4 engine was damaged and the right wing was on fire. MACR 382....

  • Edward McGlynn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    April - August 1943. Navigator, King crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29978 'Hell's Angel'. Mission #20 :Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. #4 engine was damaged and the right wing was on...

  • Henry Peeples

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot, Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, King crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29978 'Hell's Angel'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. #4 engine was damaged and the right wing was on fire. MACR 382....

  • Francis Petrillo

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, King crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in the B-17 #42-29978 'Hells Angel'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. #4 engine was damaged and the right wing was on fire. MACR...

  • Albert Pollard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, King crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29978 'Hell's Angel'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. #4 engine was damaged and the right wing was on fire. MACR 382. Prisoner of...

  • Maynard Unger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, King crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29978 'Hell's Angel'. Mission 320 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. #4 engine was damaged and the right wing was on fire. MACR 382....

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Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29978 Hell's Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Smoky Hill 7/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-F] Ridgewell 31/5/43 with Reinhardt King, Neil Wright, Ed McGlynn, Francis Petrillo, Cecil Floura, Maynard Unger, Joe Lyons, Albt Pollard, Bob Dwyer,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 17 August 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2020 19:46:42 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2017 04:37:24 ARowe95 Changes to highest rank, biography, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx

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