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Lloyd G Riddle

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Radio operator, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. The crew was together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and then were separated. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft XVIIB.
S/Sgt Riddle was credited with 1 German fighter destroyed and 1 damaged on the 17 August 1943 Schweinfurt mission.
My father, Lloyd G. Riddle, was a WWII Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B. He was a member of the B17 'Whale's Tail' bomber where he was a gunner and radio operator. His plane was shot down over Bremen Germany on October 8, 1943. While a Prisoner of War (POW), he was a member of the Barbed Wire Mountaineers where he played the bass (info from internet).

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People

  • Robert Gluck

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534h BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. All the crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt then separated....

  • Canute Johnson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. The crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and then they were separated. Prisoner...

  • Dexter Lishon

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in AC #42-30722 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. All of the crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and they were then separated....

  • Carlton Long

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. All of the crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and then separated. Prisoner...

  • Clarence Madison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. The crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and then were separated. Prisoner of War...

  • William Marques

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. The crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and then they were...

  • Phillip Rokosa

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. All the crew were together in captivity on a train to...

  • John Schnalzer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. The crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfort and then they were separated....

  • George Stuart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Lishon crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30772 'Bobby T'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1398. The crew were together in captivity on a train to Frankfurt and then they were separated....

  • Ivan Tieman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG. Lishon Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Killed in Action (KIA) 25 June 1943 on B-17 #42-30722 "Bobby T". Mission #3 to Hamburg, Germany. Fighter Attack. Shot in the neck by a 20mm shell and died of his wounds. Buried in the Pulaski Presbyterian...

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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

  • 42-30722 Bobby T

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 19/7/43; Grand Isle 16/8/43; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 31/8/43; transferred 534BS/381BG [GD-G] Ridgewell 20/9/43; Missing in Action 1m Bremen 8/10/43 with Capt Dexter Lishon, Co-pilot: Carlton Long, Navigator: Bob Gluck, Bombardier:...

  • 42-30772

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-R] Kimbolton 31/8/43; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-V] Bassingbourn 23/9/43; Missing in Action Anklam 9/10/43 with Tom Walsh, Co-pilot: Chas Hull, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

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 ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 8 October 1943

Stalag Luft XVIIB

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2017 03:28:52 ARowe95 Changes to biography and mission associations
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ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2017 10:18:59 Lucy May Changes to biography and media associations
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Brought in source from duplicate record: Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2017 04:20:47 ARowe95 Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1398 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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