Killed in service 29 December 1943. Accident in A/C #42-5791 'Ruthless' flying through overcast, plane crashed into a mountain while on a non-operational mission, ferrying selected members of two 95th BG, 334th BS crews to R&R at The Palace Hotel in Southport.
Units served with
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Long Beach 31/1/43; Salina 14/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Brookley 27/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-E] Horham 19/4/43; 412BS [QW-S]; 5m, transferred AFSC 6/43; on personnel ferry to Southport 29/12/43 with Alden Witt, Co-pilot: Bill Gaffney,...
|Killed in Service (KIS)
||29 December 1943