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Morris Meyers

Military

Staff Sergeant Morris Meyers was the son of Max and Celia Meyers. He was from Detroit, Michigan.
While serving with the 385th Bomb Group, his B-17, tail # 42-30254, disappeared over the Atlantic, between Gander Bay, Newfoundland, and Prestwick, Scotland. No sign of the crew of aircraft was ever found.

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 550th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30254

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/5/43; Denver 8/5/43; Gore 12/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 550BS/385BG, t/o from Gander, Nfd, but lost over Atlantic en route UK 22/6/43; with Herb Powley, Co-pilot: Fred Montgomery, Navigator: Lloyd Boor,...

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Detroit, MI, USA

Staff Sergeant Morris Meyers was the son of Max and Celia Meyers. He was from Detroit, Michigan.

Died 21 June 1943

While serving with the 385th Bomb Group, his B-17, tail # 42-30254, disappeared over the Atlantic, between Gander Bay, Newfoundland, and Prestwick, Scotland. No sign of the crew of aircraft was ever found.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 August 2016 13:04:57 Lucy May Changes to surname, service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

Also see: http://abmc.gov/node/528508#.V8Av2k1TGUk

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop and Hey p. 156

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