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Merle D Green

Military

Enlisted Sept. 9th, 1942. Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down at Gelnhausen on 9/11/44 in B-17 Green Hornets #4231653

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 4th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-31653 Erie Ferry, Kac's Flak Shack, Green Hornets

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/43; Helena 4/12/43; Gt Falls 5/12/43; Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; New Castle 17/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-V] Rougham 26/12/43 ERIE FERRY; Missing in Action Bohlen 11/9/44 with Merle Green, Co...

Missions

  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Springfield, Illinois 3 November 1921
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 November 1944 – 2 1945
Died 15 January 1976

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2019 23:07:46 Justin Burke Changes to events
Sources

Can upload obituary if requested

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2019 20:41:39 Justin Burke Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2019 20:21:41 Justin Burke Changes to events
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?dbid=60525&h=223287&indiv=tr...

Can send obituary for M. Green noting Distinguished Flying Cross award, place of birth and date of death.

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2018 19:07:18 Justin Burke Changes to unit associations
Sources

Sept 11, 1944 Formation List (Upload availabel if requested)

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2018 18:18:14 Justin Burke Changes to media associations
Sources

Merle D. Green

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2018 18:11:30 Justin Burke Changes to mission associations
Sources

http://www.8thafhs.com/get_one_acgroup.php?acgroup_id=7
42-31653 Delivered: Cheyenne 2/12/43; Helena 4/12/43; Gt Falls 5/12/43; Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; New Castle 17/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned: 410BS/94BG [GL-V] Rougham 26/12/43 ERIE FERRY; MIA Bohlen 11/9/44 Pilot: Merle Green, Irving Metzger, Frank Jones, Lou Lehere, Pete Riley, Jim Gegenheimer, George Ostrowski (7POW); Jack Williams, Sid Hatfield (2KIA); mid air coll w/42-97153 (94BG) badly damaging nose, crashed Gelnhausen, Germany. MACR 8840. KAC'S FLAK SHAK aka GREEN HORNETS.

Date Contributor Update
13 June 2015 12:54:16 A. van Erp Changes to service number
Sources

www.fold3.com MACR

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8840 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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