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Paul L Facteau

Military

Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 16126

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • William Dunwoody

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Leslie Lennox

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • James Taylor

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Wernenchen on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #4338899

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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...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106993

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Kearney 22/1/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P/W] Horham 13/3/44; with J. M. Bastion; Co-pilot Frank Puckett Barbour; force landed France 22/6/44; with J.E. Hamilton force landed RAF Bentwaters, Sfk 6/10/44;121m...

  • 42-31867 'Go Getter'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; with Wilmot Chamberlain force landed Morrison, FL 31/1/44; Memphis 19/4/44; Kansas City 20/4/44; Kearney 24/4/44; Presque Is 28/4/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-P] Horham 2/5/44; battle damaged...

  • 42-97844

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-R] Horham 20/4/44; with Glovik 7/10/44, Waist gunner: Chas Buda KIA; 97m, Missing in Action Frankfurt 9/3/45 with Bill Durant (Ouratt?), Co-pilot: Dwight King, Navigator...

  • 43-38106

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Hunter 15/7/44; Grenier 23/7/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-E] Horham 25/7/44; with J.L. Walker force landed Paris, Fr. 5/9/44;81m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45;...

  • 43-38469

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-U] Horham 5/9/44; with T.C. Gibson force landed A-81 airfield on continent 20/5/45; 82m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 26/6...

  • 43-38676

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/9/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-V] Horham 28/9/44; 51m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA...

  • 44-8272

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/7/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned 1377 AAF Base Unit detailed UK, via Goose Bay, Lab.; on 3/9/44 with Joe Arwood, Co-pilot: Walt Johnson, Navigator: Bill Fowler, Bombardier: Clarry Counsell, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 44-8604 Section Eight

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 31/10/44; Grenier 15/12/44; Dow Fd 15/12/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-X] Horham 17/12/44;with Bill Dunwoody force landed B-53 Merville Afd, Bel. 19/3/45; battle damaged Holzwickede 23/3/45 with Bill Dunwoody, Co-pilot: M. Burrows,...

Missions

  • 731

    30 November 1944

  • 734

    2 December 1944

  • 736

    4 December 1944

  • 738

    5 December 1944

  • 745

    10 December 1944

  • 748

    12 December 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

  • 761

    25 December 1944

  • 764

    27 December 1944

  • 766

    28 December 1944

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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 Tupper Lake, NY, USA 18 August 1924

Son of Henry H and Rosetta Facteau.

Lived in New York, NY, USA 1941
Enlisted New York, NY, USA 30 November 1942

New York City, New York

Enlisted Horham 30 November 1944 – 23 March 1945

Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Campsea Ashe, Woodbridge IP13, UK 23 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried Arlington National Cemetery 28 July 1948

Re-Interred
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
Section: 12, Grave: 5184

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2021 19:35:11 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30087437
https://www.fold3.com/image/310770504
https://www.fold3.com/image/102960914
https://www.fold3.com/record/83640018/world-war-ii-army-enlistment-recor...
https://www.fold3.com/record/717369371/u-s-veterans-gravesites-ca-1775-2...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49179876/paul-l-facteau
Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2020 23:45:51 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=61667&h=3051470...
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2590/images/40479_24214...

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2020 16:47:13 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2016 20:08:11 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30087437
https://www.fold3.com/page/83640018_paul_l%20facteau/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49179876

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:15 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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