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Mitchell Lionel McArthur

Military

Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Eldon Broman

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Shot down 10-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30272 'Fritz Blitz'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1118 Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), POW, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Kenneth Knowlton

    Military | Major | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Scott

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30178 "Darlin' Dolly"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Presque Is 24/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-S] Framlingham 29/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; with J.E. Koehler force landed Hardwick AF 20/10/43; 45m, transferred 388BG APH Knettishall 4/44; 803BS RCM Oulton 16/5...

  • 42-30181 'Herky Jerky II' 'Lover Boy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24-Apr-43; Smoky Hill 5-May-43; Kearney 29-May-43; Atlanta 2-Jun-43; Dow Field 16-Jun-43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-X] Framlingham 19-Jun-43 HERKY JERKY II; Horham 15-Jun-43; with force landed Framlingham AF 10-Oct-43 with Pilot R.E....

  • 42-30272 'Fritz Blitz'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/5/43; Gore 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 17/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-U] Horham 15/6/43; Missing in Action (21m) Munster 10/10/43 with Eldon Broman, Co-pilot: John Chaffin, Navigator: Bill Fowler, Bombardier: Paul Guiteras...

  • 42-30342 "T'aint A Bird II"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/43; Gore 20/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Wright 30/6/43; Smoky Hill 20/7/43; Kearney 22/7/43; Dow Fd 25/7/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-B] Horham 28/7/43; 54m, transferred APH with Azon for Aphrodite missions, Knettishall; Aphrodite...

  • 42-31600 'Spirit Of New Mexico' aka 'Uncle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/11/43; Kearney 15/12/43; San Bernardino 20/12/43; Grenier 21/12/43; Presque Is 23/12/32; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-T] Horham 2/1/44 PRIDE OF NEW MEXICO; 335BS [OE-M]; 91m, Missing in Action Osnabruck 21/11/44 with Roy Schoaf, Co-pilot...

  • 42-3266 'Sitting Bull'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/4/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-T] Horham 17/7/43; transferred 335BS [OE-T]; 11m, Missing in Action Romilly 15/9/43 with Joe Noyes washed up Berck-Plage two weeks later, Co-pilot: Dave Prees, Navigator: Frank Roth,...

  • 42-6080 'Floozie Flossy' 'Mary Ruth the WeWa Special'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 15-Jul-43; Cheyenne 18/7/43; (Fitted with Sperry gyroscope); Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P] Horham 3/9/43; force landed Metfield Afd with L.G. Hamby 16-Dec-43; force landed Tibenham Afd with J.D. Pearson 5-Jan-44; force landed...

  • 42-6098 Superstitious Aloysius

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 22/7/43; Cheyenne 25/7/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-R] Horham; with J. D. Scott, Radio Operator - Clyde Myer [wia 26/11/43]; ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 61

    29 May 1943
    Three primary targets are selected for this mission. The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are selected as the target for a force of 169 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (23); 92BG (22), 303BG (30); 305BG (25) 306BG (24); 351BG (21) and 379BG (24). This is...

  • VIII Bomber Command 71

    4 July 1943
    The aircraft factories at Le Mans and Nantes, France and the lock gates and harbour facilities at La Pallice, France are the primary targets for this mission. The mission is comprised of three elements: ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 73

    14 July 1943
    The German air depot at Villacoublay, France and the German airfields Amiens/Glisy and Le Bourget at Paris, France are the primary targets for this mission. These attacks are made by three separate elements: 116 B-17s are despatched from 92BG (15);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 74

    17 July 1943
    The railroad industry at Hannover, Germany and the aircraft industry at Hamburg, Germany were the intended targets for this mission but weather caused the mission to be cancelled. The element sent to Hannover was a combined force of 207 B-17s from:...

  • VIII Bomber Command 75

    24 July 1943
    Three targets in Norway are the primary targets for this first mission flown by 8th AIr Force to Norway. They are the nitrate works at Heroya and the port areas at Trondheim and Bergen. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (22)...

  • VIII Bomber Command 76

    25 July 1943
    This mission was composed of three elements. The primary targets were the diesel engine works at Hamburg, Germany; the shipyards at Kiel, Germany and the aircraft industries at Warnemude, Germany, but weather frustrated the effort. The first element...

  • VIII Bomber Command 77

    26 July 1943
    The German rubber industry at Hannover, Germany and the U-Boat shipyards at Hamburg, Germany are the primary focus of this mission. In addition, a German ship convoy and targets of opportunity at Wilhelmshaven and Wesermunde are bombed. The first...

  • VIII Bomber Command 80

    30 July 1943
    The aircraft factories at Kassel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. The mission is flown by two elements of B-17s which attack 15 minutes apart. The firts element is a combined force of 119 B-17s from: 91BG (20); 303BG (23); 351BG (21);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 86

    24 August 1943
    The 8th Air Force is intent on dishing out some "pay back" to the Luftwaffe for the toll it took on bombers of the 17-Aug-43 mission to Schweinfurt/Regensburg. So, This mission has three attack elements and a diversion element. The attack elements are...

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Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Weidman, MI 28 May 1923

Son of Leon G and Gladys I [Carr] McArthur.

Enlisted Detroit, MI 18 December 1941

Detroit, Michigan

95th BG Combat Tour Horham Airfield, UK 29 May 1943 – 24 January 1944
Discharged USAAF 2 September 1944

Honourable discharge.

Died Sherman, Isabella County, MI 27 February 1983
Buried Fairview Cemetery Weidman, Isabella County, MI 2 March 1983

Fairview Cemetery
Weidman, Isabella County, Michigan, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 16:17:55 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58858553/mitchell-l-mcarthur

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 16:03:39 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/302124808
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https://www.fold3.com/record/43498717/mitchell-mcarthur-social-security-...
https://www.fold3.com/record/84369084/mitchell-l-mcarthur-wwii-army-enli...
https://www.fold3.com/record/622570640/mitchell-mcarthur-1923-veterans-a...
https://www.fold3.com/record/704267179/mcarthur-mitchell-l-u-s-wwii-hosp...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58858553/mitchell-l-mcarthur

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2020 02:03:02 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/4321
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1182013
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3171&h=2026928&...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58858553/mitchell-l-mcarthur

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=26861930...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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