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Richard N Bishop

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Mid-air collision of B-17 Daring Doris 42-42-97153 with 42-31653 on the 11 September 1944 mission to Böhlen, Germany. 42-97153 crashed at Audigast, 10km SW of Böhlen, with 9 KIA. Killed in Action (KIA).

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People

  • John Caro

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision of B-17 Daring Doris #42-42-97153 with #42-31653 on the 11 September 1944 mission to Böhlen, Germany. #42-97153 crashed at Audigast, 10km SW of Böhlen, with 9 KIA. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Joseph Cunneen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision of B-17 Daring Doris #42-42-97153 with #42-31653 on the 11 September 1944 mission to Böhlen, Germany. #42-97153 crashed at Audigast, 10km SW of Böhlen, with 9 KIA. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Duda

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision of B-17 Daring Doris #42-42-97153 with #42-31653 on the 11 September 1944 mission to Böhlen, Germany. #42-97153 crashed at Audigast, 10km SW of Böhlen, with 9 KIA. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Walter Howard

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision of B-17 Daring Doris #42-42-97153 with #42-31653 on the 11 September 1944 mission to Böhlen, Germany. #42-97153 crashed at Audigast, 10km SW of Böhlen, with 9 KIA. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thomas Kulak

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision of B-17 Daring Doris #42-42-97153 with #42-31653 on the 11 September 1944 mission to Böhlen, Germany. #42-97153 crashed at Audigast, 10km SW of Böhlen, with 9 KIA. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Thomas Mazurkiewicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision of B-17 Daring Doris #42-42-97153 with #42-31653 on the 11 September 1944 mission to Böhlen, Germany. #42-97153 crashed at Audigast, 10km SW of Böhlen, with 9 KIA. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Edward Moore

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision of B-17 Daring Doris #42-42-97153 with #42-31653 on the 11 September 1944 mission to Böhlen, Germany. #42-97153 crashed at Audigast, 10km SW of Böhlen, with 9 KIA. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Norman Tipton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Mid-air collision of B-17 Daring Doris #42-42-97153 with #42-31653 on the 11 September 1944 mission to Böhlen, Germany. #42-97153 crashed at Audigast, 10km SW of Böhlen, with 9 KIA. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-97153 Darling Doris, Daring Doris

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/44; Gr Island 7/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-E] Rougham 3/3/44 "DARLING DORIS"; 410BS [GL-X], 331BS [QE- ]. Mid-air collision with 42-31653 (94BG) on the 11 September 1944 mission to Böhlen, Germany, with...

Missions

  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Syracuse, New York, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 11 September 1944

Mid-air collision with #42-31653 on the 11 September 1944 mission to Böhlen, Germany.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 May 2020 10:53:57 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8841

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2020 12:51:08 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

"Freeman's "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story"
MACR 8841

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8841 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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