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Marion D Ross

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Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA).

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  • Robert Cooper

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, Fance on a mission to Augsberg, Germany on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 748th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31517

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Pendleton 24/11/43; with Leon Sachs force landed Denver, Co 8/12/43; Salt Lake 12/12/43; Wendover 14/12/43; Assigned 748BS/457BG [A] Glatton 15/12/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 25/2/44 with Jim Chinn, Co-pilot: Bob Cooper,...

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

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Event Location Date
Born Jackson, Ohio, USA 27 September 1921

SGT Marion D. Ross: Mission Narrative: Pilot Lt James R. Chinn KIA. Mission No. 4, Date - February 25, 1944, Target - Augsburg. Plane s/n 42-31517 was piloted on this mission to Augsburg by Lt James R. Chinn. His plane was hit by flack over France and he had to leave the formation. He salvoed his bombs but was still not able to rejoin the formation and was attacked and shot down by fighter aircraft over Mont St Martin, France in the Ardennes Northern Region. Seven crew members were killed, two evaded and one was captured and became a POW. The crew on this mission was as follows: Plane s/n 42-31517; Pilot Lt James R. Chinn KIA, Co-pilot Lt Robert F. Cooper KIA, Navigator Lt Frank McNichol Evaded Capture, Bombardier Lt John C. Vollmuth Evaded Capture, Aircraft Engineer Sgt Vite Peragine POW, Radio Operator Sgt Robert J. Mullins KIA, Left Waist Gunner Sgt Marrion D Ross KIA, Right Waist Gunner Sgt William Sullivan, Jr. KIA, Ball Turret Gunner Sgt Dillard V. Engdahl KIA, Tail Gunner Sgt Jeremiah B. Rolison KIA.

Killed in Action (KIA) France 25 February 1944
Died 25 February 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2015 23:30:32 chaplain Changes to events
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Updated Birthdate and Bio Information

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16 February 2015 23:05:01 chaplain Changes to media associations
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Sergeant Marion D. Ross

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16 February 2015 22:26:21 chaplain Changes to role
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Left Waist Gunner

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16 February 2015 22:25:04 chaplain Changes to role
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Left Waist Gunner

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16 February 2015 22:20:13 chaplain Changes to awards
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Purple Heart and Air Medal

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16 February 2015 22:18:18 chaplain Changes to biography
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Augsburg not Augsberg

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27 September 2014 18:19:37 AAM AAM ingest
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1993 457th BGA Roster, ABMC, MACR 3003, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3003 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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