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Lionel Naulty Sceurman

Military

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Day before VE day. Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640, despite "free passage guarantee", flak hit in engine and crashed into North Sea off Benacre Ness, when wing parted company with A/C, which cartwheeled into sea. Died non Battle (DNB)

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Edward Bubolz

    Civilian | On Board - Photographer | 95th Bomb Group
    Crashed into English Channel after having mechanical failure. His name is commemorated on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery. ...

  • David Condon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Crashed into Channel on 7 May 45 after plane B-17 #448640 suffered mechanical failure

  • Russell Cook

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed when plane B-17 #448640 suffered mechanical failure and crashed into channel

  • John Keller

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Crashed into English channel in B-17 #448640 after suffering mechanical failure

  • Robert Korber

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Engineer | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 1st mission. Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640; crashed into English channel. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH.

  • Norbert Kuper

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640; crashed into English channel. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH.

  • Gerald Lane

    Military | 95th Bomb Group
    Crashed into English Channel after having mechanical failure

  • William Lankford

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Gano McPherson

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640; crashed into English channel. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: AM, PH.

  • Joseph Repiscak

    Military | Sergeant | On Board ; Passenger | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Passenger aboard. Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640; crashed into English channel. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107201 'Worry Bird'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 6/7/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-J] Horham 8/4/44; 121m, Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 43-38229 Better Duck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/7/44; Kearney 19/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 862BS/493BG Debach 4/8/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-N] Horham 1/45; with D.G. Helgeson force landed A-78 afb Florennes/Juzaine, Bel. 9/3/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45;...

  • 43-38776 Passion Wagon/Victory Devils

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 13/10/44; 67m, Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29...

  • 43-38996

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 1/11/44; Grenier 12/11/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-T] Horham 19/11/44; with B.F. Cummings force landed A-78 AF Florennes/Juzaine, Bel 6/2/45; 62m, Returned to the USA Bradley 22/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 24/5/45;...

  • 44-8525

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 8/10/44; Grenier 19/10/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-U] Horham 21/10/44; with W.H. Hart, Waist gunner: T. Baily [wia] 5/1/45; 74m, transferred 351BG Polebrook 29/5/45; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 44-8640

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 14/11/44; Dow Field 3/12/44; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 4/12/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-D] Horham 5/12/44; after 58 missions was Missing in Action Operation Chowhound (6th such mission) 7/5/44 with Lionel Sceurman, Navigator:...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Perth Amboy, NJ 1 January 1921

Son of Alfred Floyd and Mary A Sceurman.

Enlisted Newark, NJ 18 May 1942

Enlisted Air Corp Reserve Newark New Jersey, whilst at Bucknell University. Called to duty Feb-43.

Based Horham February 1945 – 7 May 1945

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Off Benacre Ness 7 May 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Chowhound mission to Netherlands in B-17 44-8640; crashed into North Sea off Benacre Ness.

Buried Cambridge American Cemetery 8 May 1945

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery
Coton, Cambs, UK

Buried Arlington National Cemetery July 1948

Re-Interred
Arlington National Cemetery
Section 12 Site 1303

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2021 19:35:30 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310760683
https://www.fold3.com/image/674426140
https://www.fold3.com/record/83549767/lionel-n-sceurman-wwii-army-enlist...
https://www.fold3.com/record/708784695/sceurman-lionel-n-us-veterans-gra...
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/5944
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49308897/lionel-naulty-sceurman

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / No MACR issued happened in English Channel

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