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Winston James Tucker

Military

Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to Duty (RTD).

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Remained in USAF, Retiring as Lieutenant Colonel.

Service

People

  • Richard Bragdon

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carl Carlson

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to Duty (RTD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Cloe Crutchfield

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD). Shot down on 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-30000. Evaded (EVD). Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Gailey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Johnson

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier; Togglier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: SS, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lewis Kuhnz

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Liebman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • David Stewart

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Thompson

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Theodore Thurston

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 27-Aug-43 in B-17 42-30617. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to duty (RTD). Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), BS, GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30617 'Miss Billie'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/43; Gore 30/6/43; Gr Isle 16/7/43; Dalhart 20/7/43; Gr Isle 26/7/43; Presque Is 2/8/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-N ] Alconbury 21/8/43; Missing in Action Watten 27/8/43 with Winston Tucker, Co-pilot: Carl Carlson, Navigator: Joe...

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Durrant, OK 15 January 1918

Son of James Ewing Tucker.

Lived in Seymour, Baylor, TX 1941

At time of draft registration.

Enlisted Sheppard Field, Witchita Falls, TX 20 January 1942
Based Podington 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 19 January 1947

Honourable discharge.

Died Fountain Hills, AZ 22 February 1995
Buried Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, CA 27 February 1995

Oakwood Memorial Park
Chatsworth,
LA County, CA
Plot: Oak Knoll, Lot 16, Space 6

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 March 2019 20:39:24 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, events, person associations and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/627619690
https://www.fold3.com/record/57852254-winston-j-tucker
https://www.fold3.com/record/84781894-winston-j-tucker
https://www.fold3.com/record/619881610-winston-tucker-1918
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/139226502/winston-james-tucker

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p.255

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