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Louis S Green


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

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb 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


  • 42-5791 'Ruthless'

    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,...


Event Location Date
Killed in Service (KIS) North Wales 29 December 1943


Date Contributor Update
18 July 2020 23:17:13 jmoore43 Changes to events

Changed label for the Died event to "Killed in Service (KIS)" per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2020 00:25:34 gwgrove Changes to biography

Accident Report #179, 95th BG Operational Record, AFHRA Microfilm Reel B0187

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2020 00:16:51 gwgrove Changes to service number and biography

95th BG Operational Records, AFHRA Microfilm Reel B0187 (Special Orders #207, Paragraph #1, dtd 21 Dec 1943 & #213, Paragraph #9, dtd 28 Dec 1943), Accident Report #179

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:21 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces Vol. I, p. 443