Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
Missions from 4/19/44-9/9/44; 18 missions as co-pilot, 15 missions 1st pilot, own crew. Longest mission--Brux, CzeckoslovaKilled in Action (KIA) 5/12/44; Roughest mission--Leipzig, Germany 8/16/44. Finished full tour 33 missions (lead crews flew only 30 missions, consequently received credit for 2 plus missions).
DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO Ribbon w/ 2 Battle Stars
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...
|Born||Gaylord, Minnesota||23 August 1923|