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Roscoe Dale Tomlinson

Military

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102581 'Lonesome Polecat'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5306.

Awards: PH.

Service

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  • Paul Scharff

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102581 'Lonesome Polecat'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5306. Awards: AM(3OLC), PH.

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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. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102580

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-Q] Deenethorpe 3/5/45; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Bill Protz, Ball turret gunner: Frank Bartak, Waist gunner: Alby Reinhardt, Waist gunner: Glenn Cliff,...

  • 42-102581 Lonesome Polecat

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-L] Deenethorpe 29/4/44; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Paul Scharff, Co-pilot: Chas Eckert, Bombardier: Bob Hoover, Waist gunner: Roscoe Tomlinson (4 Killed in...

  • 42-31072 Betty J.

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    This was the only original aircraft of the 401st BG to return to the USA after the war. The aircraft was named after Lt. Bryan Shotts' Wife "Betty Jean Shotts". ...

  • 42-31090 'Nasty Habit'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Scott 3/10/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-L] Deenethorpe 4/11/43; battle damaged Pas de Calais 14/1/44 with Harry Piper, Co-pilot: George Hellmuth, Navigator: Jim Coventry, Bombardier: Ray Gipson, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-31467 Sac Hound

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Romulus 9/12/43; Grenier 10/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-J] Deenethorpe 6/1/44. Missing in Action Frankfurt 2 March 1944 with William G. Sheahan, Co-pilot: Elliott B. Ogden, Navigator...

  • 42-40057

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 16/11/43; Kearney 24/11/43; goose Bay to Prestwick, UK 7/12/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-N] Deenethorpe 5/1/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Don Nicklawsky, Co-pilot: Jim Carter, Navigator: Chris Filler, Bombardier:...

Missions

  • 376

    28 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Whitesburg. TN 14 May 1922

Son of Carl C and Lizette W Tomlinson.

Lived in Washington County, TN, USA 1941
Enlisted Tullahoma, TN 37388, USA 22 October 1942

Camp Forrest, Tennessee

Killed in action Glienicke/Nordbahn, Germany 28 May 1944

Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102581 'Lonesome Polecat'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5306.

Buried Creechs Chapel Cemetery Whitesburg, Hamblen County, TN 1946

Creechs Chapel Cemetery
Whitesburg, Hamblen County, Tennessee

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 February 2021 14:28:37 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/684485235
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34068758/roscoe-dale-tomlinson

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2020 03:51:04 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Updated Burial event location per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 34068758.

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2017 17:18:49 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28634186
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763375?terms=Roscoe%20D%20Tomlinson
https://www.fold3.com/record/84072435-roscoe-d-tomlinson
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34068758/roscoe-dale-tomlinson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5306,

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