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Willard R McGee

Military

Shot down in a frontal attack by fighters on the return from a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31135 'Suzy Sagtitz' crashed near Schoonebekerveld, Holland. Killed in Action (KIA).

AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31135 Suzy Sagtitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Isle 8/10/43; Romulus 12/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 14/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Montgomery Givens, Co-pilot: Harry Teat, Navigator: Ken Betts, Bombardier: Larry McMillan, Flight engineer...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Walnut Cove, North Carolina
Died 6 March 1944
Buried Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands, J-9-3

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, MACR 3082, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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