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Marvin Greenberg

Military

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Ned Sweeney crew. 32 x combat missions. Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bad Bibra on 29-Jul-44 in B-17 43-37870 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7818

Awards: AM (4OLC), PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Ned Sweeney

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bad Bibra in B-17 #4237870

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-38013 "NEVADA AVENGER"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; New Castle 10/12/43; Presque Is 15/12/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-C] Grafton Underwood 21/1/44; sal battle damaged 27/4/44. NEVADA AVENGER. ...

  • 42-97201

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Kearney 27/2/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-J] Grafton Underwood 31/3/44; t/o training mission 22/7/44 with Fred Griggs, Co-pilot: Frank Gyory, Navigator: Gordon Hermanford, InsP-Chas Hale, Flight engineer/top...

  • 43-37870

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/5/44; Kearney 9/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 28/6/44; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-H] Grafton Underwood 17/7/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Ned Sweeney, Ball turret gunner: Ken Fernquist...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Milwaukee, Wisconsin 16 May 1917

Son of Benjamin Bernard and Eva [Segal] Greenberg.

Enlisted Milwaukee, WI 21 April 1943

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Based Grafton Underwood May 1944 – 29 July 1944

Assigned to 547BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Bad Bibra, Germany 29 July 1944

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bad Bibra on 29-Jul-44 in B-17 43-37870 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7818

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 29 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Discharged USAAF 15 September 1964

Honourable discharge.

Died Illinois 24 April 2007
Buried 27 April 2007

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2020 16:29:54 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/538216346
https://www.fold3.com/record/86789135-marvin-greenberg
https://www.fold3.com/record/629723876-marvin-greenberg-1917
https://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5668
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/69415509/marvin-greenberg

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AAIR 44-07-22-524 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7818 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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