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Maurice J Cheramie


WIA on 5 Jan 1944. B-17G #42-37887. On T/O in poor visibility, the left wing touched th ground and aircraft crashed. Earlier incident Oct. 9, 1943 in the 'Stupefier' B-17F 42-29890 in which pilot Maresh succssfully crash landed in a field near the 379th BG


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29890 Stupifier, ‘Madame Pisonya'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Bangor 14/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-E] Kimbolton 22/4/43; then 526BS [LF-J]; battle damaged Anklam 9/10/43 crash landed base near base on return, with Wayne Maresh, Co-pilot: Frank...

  • 42-37887

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/10/43; Gr Island 24/10/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-S] Kimbolton 22/11/43; during assembly for mid-air coll with #42-31441 (303 BG), with Wayne Maresh, Co-pilot: Frank Mailander, Navigator: Bob Romme, Bombardier: Burton Kashatt,...


Event Location Date
Born New Orleans, Louisiana
Died 5 January 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:53 AAM AAM ingest

8th AF Losses, Losses of the 8th & 9th AF Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 320; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 290 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia