Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 'Spare Parts'. MACR 790. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft III, Stalag VII-A, Moosburg. Liberated 1945 by General Patton's soldiers.
Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 94th Bomb Group
8 x combat missions. Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 42-30149 'Spare Parts'. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 790.
Awards: AM(2OLC), PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.
Post war: Authored 'Foes by Fate...Friends by Choice'
Units served with
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...
Part of 94th Bomb Group.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Walla Walla 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 10/5/43; Dow Fd 25/5/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [Earls Colne 27/5/43; Rougham 12/6/43;
14 October 1943
This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...
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...
||South Carolina, USA
||22 January 1913
||Roanoke, VA, USA
||29 October 1942
||Bury St Edmunds
||1943 – 14 October 1943
Assigned to 332BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF.
|Prisoner of War (POW)
||14 October 1943 – May 1945
Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft III Zagan, Stalag VII-A, Moosburg.
|Shot down / baled out
||14 October 1943
Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 'Spare Parts'. Prisoner of War (POW).
||Henrico, 1, VA 24529, USA
||14 May 1983