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Ralph W Coyle

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed near Nienburg, GR on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30173 'Circe. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Michael Croker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed near in Steimbke, 10km East of Nienburg, North of Hannover, Germany, on a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17F #42-30173 'Circe. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Jackson Hardeman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed in Steimbke, 10km East of Nienburg, North of Hannover, Germany on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30173 'Circe'. Killed (FOD).

  • Ralph Roe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and crashed in Steimbke, 10km East of Nienburg, North of Hannover, Germany on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-30173 'Circe'. Prisoner of War (POW).

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30173 'Georgeous Hussy' 'Circe' 'All American'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/43; Smoky Hill 29/4/43; Tinker 12/5/43; Lincoln 21/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG Earls Colne 28/5/43 GORGEOUS HUSSY; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-O] Framlingham 6/6/43 CIRCE; 335BS [OE-O/L] Horham 12/6/43; 20m, Missing...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 10 February 1944
Died 10 February 1944
Buried Rock Island National Cemetery, Illinois

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2544 / MACR 2544, Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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