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Leroy Antone Funk

Military

Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30176 'Assassin', Evaded (EVD). See the page with full details about his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/ffunkla.html

Service

People

  • Joseph Aquino

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30176 'Assassin. Evaded. See the page with full details about the crew and Aquino's evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/faquinojm.html

  • Franklin Barrett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-30176 'Assassin. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Anthony Carlone

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-30176 'Assassin. ' Killed in Action (KIA). plane crashed in Vlimmeren, Belgium. H died in Wecheldergande near Antwerp, Belgium. Other crewmembers survived. Formerly buried in grave 196 row 8 plot E at the Neuville-en...

  • Emerson Davies

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Emerson and his brother Ray both joined up to fight in the war - one in the Air Force and one in the Navy. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-30176 'Assassin', Prisoner of War.

  • Claude Livingston

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down over Belgium 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-30176 'Assassin. ' Liberated by Russians 4/45; recalled for Korean WarVeterans Serial Number - POW; Air Medal w 2/Oak Leaf Clusters

  • William McNatt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230176 'Assassin. ' Evaded.

  • John Moyer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230176 'Assassin. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lester Schwab

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230176 'Assassin. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Sundberg

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-30176 'Assassin. ' Evaded.

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Units served with

  • 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...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30176 'Assassin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne, WY 22/4/43; Smoky Hill, KS 28/4/43; Walla Walla, WA 7/5/43; Smoky Hill 25/5/43; Presque Island 6/6/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P] Framlingham 5/6/43; 335BS [OE-P] Horham 15/6/43; 12m, Missing in Action Regensburg 17/8/43 with John L...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 6 August 1915

South Dakota

Lived in 1940

Conde, South Dakota, USA

bailed out 17 August 1943

of B-17 # 42-30176 over Belgium

Landed in parachute near Sint-Huibrechts-Lille, Belgium 17 August 1943
Evaded capture (EVD) 17 August 1943 – 12 September 1943

helped by Belgian and French citizens and members of the Resistance

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 April 2022 13:42:30 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events and person associations
Sources

Added address for his page at website www.evasioncomete.be

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2021 21:16:16 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
05 October 2016 16:21:40 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 401

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 401 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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