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Lewis Joseph McCormick

Military

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Merseburg, aboard B-17G 43-38705 murdered by German civilians near Frankleben, according Swiss Red Cross report. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11199.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Peter Cureton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Merseburg, aboard B-17G 43-38705 murdered by German civilians near Frankleben, according Swiss Red Cross report. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11199. ...

  • Selwyn Flowers

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 360th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38705

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Gt Falls 6/9/44; Lincoln 13/9/44; Grenier 19/9/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-B] Molesworth 20/9/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 21/11/44 with Peter Cureton, Stonewall Raley, Ben Dubois, Carl Ulrich, Don Bourlier, Joe Burford, Lew McCormick,...

  • 44-8038

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/5/44; Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 3/7/44; Grenier 1/8/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG Bassingbourn 2/8/44; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-Z] Molesworth 10/44; landing accident with Wallace Wildstein 27/3/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

Missions

  • 720

    21 November 1944

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Vernon, Pennsylvania 23 August 1922

Son of Clarence Lewis and Opal May [Conley] Mc Cormick.

Lived in Allegheny County, PA, USA 1941
Enlisted Greensburg, PA 15601, USA 4 February 1943
Based Molesworth July 1944 – 21 November 1944

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Leipzig, Germany 21 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Merseburg, aboard B-17G 43-38705 murdered by German civilians near Frankleben, according Swiss Red Cross report. KIA MACR 11199.

Buried Frankleben, Germany 22 November 1944

Interred
Frankleben cemetery

Buried Oakmont-Verona Cemetery , PA 1948

Re-Interred
Oakmont-Verona Cemetery
Oakmont
Allegheny County, PA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2019 11:24:32 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30324537
https://www.fold3.com/record/87108027-lewis-j-mccormick
http://www.303rdbg.com/427cureton.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/31784244/lewis-joseph-mccormick

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2017 14:57:04 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/161248857/?terms=44-8038
https://www.fold3.com/image/30324537
https://www.fold3.com/page/87108027_lewis_j%20mccormick/details/
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31784244

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11199

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