The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
Assigned Oct 1944. 10 bombing missions into Germany and then last was shot down over occupied Holland, 21 November 1944. Evaded capture 9 days and then made contact with Dutch underground. Stayed in farm country being hidden sometimes indoors, sometimes outdoors. On several occasions avoided capture for work details by German troops who believed I was a Hollander. After many adventures and much frustration, I was taken out by a Canadian duo gaining information on German positions. Eventually flown to Paris and debriefed then to Camp Lucky Strike/Chesterfield, and then back to the US by C-boat May 1945. Plane was B-17 'Jean O' #42102554
Air Medal w/ 1 OLC/ ETO Ribbon w/ Bronze Service Star
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Kearney 30/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-G] Snetterton 14/7/44; Missing in Action Osnabruck 21/11/44 with Lloyd Worden, Radio Operator: Rudolph Torres, Ball turret gunner: Dave Griesel, Waist gunner: Bill...
|Born||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
|Evaded||Hollland||21 November 1944|
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10416 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / self/ MACR 10416; Snetterton Falcons, pg 201, 210