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Raymond William Detweiler

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 Ashe, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 16126

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH, GC.

Service

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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...

  • 43-38469

    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 Beacon, NY 12508, USA 19 April 1924

Son of Raymond W and Reta D [Rogers] Detweiler.

Enlisted New York, NY, USA 7 October 1942

New York City, New York

Based 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 Ashe, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA).

Buried Saint Lukes Church Cemetery Beacon Dutchess County NY 1948

Saint Lukes Church Cemetery
Beacon
Dutchess County
New York
USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2021 19:48:40 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30087437
https://www.fold3.com/image/84878865
https://www.fold3.com/image/673244922
https://www.fold3.com/image/317706890
https://www.fold3.com/record/702510049/u-s-wwii-hospital-admission-card-...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/118680809/raymond-william-detweiler

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2020 23:05:37 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/1643

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2020 23:01:28 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2375/images/40050_12207...
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/1643
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/44028_09_00...

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2016 19:39:58 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/image/317706890
https://www.fold3.com/page/83614619_raymond_w%20detweiler/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=118680809

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:14 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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