Flying Fortress B-17G 42-102700 "I'll Get By" 412th BS, 95th BG, 8AF USAAF. Photo includes; Oscar Walrod, Frank Sohm, Donald Phillips, Barney Lipkin, Jasper Kaylor, Robert Hill, Raymond Dallas, Walter Collyer, Elmer Bockman, and Robert Baber.
Flew in B-17F "Miss Carry" and B-17G "I'll Get By".
He wrote a poem which is displayed at St Mary's, Horham:
There is no stone to mark the place
they flew and fought and died that day.
Nay! Nothing but smoke that
lowly drifts away.
Yet, there is a monument to those
valiant young men,
This the grateful thanks that lives in
the hearts of freedom loving men.
Units served with
The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...