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Maynard H Frey

Military

Maynard Frey was co-pilot with Charles Bell on "Superstitious Aloysuis" for several missions. Upon Bell's recommendation, Frey took over "Chowhound" after Jerry Newquist finished his tour. After completing his B-17 missions Frey volunteered to fly the P-51 in the experimental Scouting unit created to scout targets in advance of the bombers in late summer of 1944.

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)

    Squadron
    Formed by Col. Peaslee following presentation of his theory to Gen. Doolittle. The purpose of the Scouting Force concept was for experienced, tour expired lead bomber pilots, escorted by volunteer fighter pilots, to fly ahead of bomber formations to...

Aircraft

  • 42-31367 Chow-Hound

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-R] Bassingbourn 25/1/44; Missing in Action 50+m Caen 8/8/44 with Jack Thompson, Co-pilot: Dave Nelson, Navigator: Chas Bacigalupa*, Bombardier: Chas Sherrill, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Henry...

  • 42-31982 Superstitious Aloysius

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/1/44; Savannah 21/1/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-S] Bassingbourn 24/2/44; Missing in Action 11m Leipzig 20/7/44 with Albt Deshaw Wounded in Action, Co-pilot: Wilbur Keck, Bombardier: Bob Christopherson, Radio Operator: Chas Harris,...

Events

Event Location Date
Transferred

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 January 2020 15:48:42 timesawastin Changes to middlename, biography, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

91st Bomb Group Newsletter "The Ragged Irregular"

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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