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Byron K Long

Military

INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-17 'Gloria' #42102457

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People

  • Tazwell Wingfield

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    INT Had mechanical failure and landed in Switzerland on 7/12/44 in B-17 'Gloria' #42102457 ...

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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...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-102457 Filthy Hag, Gloria

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Field 4 March 1944; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-R] Rougham 6 April 1944. Nicknamed "FILTHY HAG". Was hit by Flak at an altitude of 23,000 feet on the 22 April 1944 mission to Hamm, Germany. It caught fire, 2...

Missions

  • 468

    12 July 1944

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...

  • Dubendorf

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Shinnston, West Virginia, USA
Interned (INT) Switzerland 12 July 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2015 21:34:10 klindenb Changes to media associations
Sources

From personal crew records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7510 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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