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Roscoe F Greene

Military

Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five'. Evaded (EVD).

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People

  • Eino Asiala

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Eino Asiala was Tail Gunner on B-17 #42-3190, shot down over France, 14 July 1943. Initially evaded, he was captured in Paris at the end of August 1943 and made a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Conroy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five'. Evaded.

  • James Curtis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    James Curtis was Top Turret gunner on B-17 #42-3190, shot down over France, 14 July 1943. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Kee Harrison

    Military | Major | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Kee Harrison was Pilot of B-17 #42-3190, shot down 14 July 1943 over France. He evaded capture with the help of French citizens and members of the French Résistance and was fed, sheltered, clothed and transported all the way to Gibraltar. After having...

  • Richard Lewis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles McNemar

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 "Mr. Five By Five". Evaded (EVD). Helped by French citizens and members of the Résistance. Guided to the South of France, he crossed the Pyrénées mountains into Spain. Led to Gibraltar, he was flown back from...

  • Jefferson Polk

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five', Evaded (EVD).

  • Earl Porath

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • David Turner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 July 1943 in B-17 #42-3190 'Mr. Five By Five', Evaded (EVD).

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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

  • 42-3190 Mr Five by Five, Nip 'N Tuck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/3/43. Bangor 23/5/43. Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS-W] Rougham /43 (332BS [QE-W]. Missing in Action Le Bourget 14 July 1943 with Captain Kee H. Harrison (*), Co-pilot: David H. Turner (*), Flight engineer/top turret gunner: James H....

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 73

    14 July 1943
    The German air depot at Villacoublay, France and the German airfields Amiens/Glisy and Le Bourget at Paris, France are the primary targets for this mission. These attacks are made by three separate elements: 116 B-17s are despatched from 92BG (15);...

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 20 December 1917

Massachusetts, United States

Lived in 1941

South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine

Enlisted 5 January 1942

Portland, Maine

Evaded capture (EVD) 14 July 1943 – 6 September 1943

with the help of French citizens and members of the French Résistance, after the crash-landing of B-17 #42-3190 in Berengeville-la-Campagne, five miles NE of Evreux, France. He was led all across France into Spain, then to Gibraltar, from where he flew back to England. Back in UK on 8 September 1943

Died 21 January 1998

Lake Wales, Polk County, Florida

Enlisted
Enlisted
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2020 14:22:59 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 114
Escape & Evasion Report E&E 87 (NARA)
NARA WWII Enlistment records
Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File

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

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