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Lloyd Elliott

Military

"33 Raids to Hell and Back"
Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF as lead crew.
Flew 32 combat missions from 9 April to 1 September 1944. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Preston Clark

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Aerial Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF as lead crew. Flew 32 combat missions from 9 April to 1 September 1944. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PUC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Mark Counihan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Flew on 'Leading Lady' on many missions. Active during Normandy invasions. ...

  • Cecil Mahathey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    "33 Raids to Hell and Back" Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF as lead crew. Flew 32 combat missions from 9 April to 1 September 1944. ETD Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Fred Muehler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    "33 Raids to Hell and Back" Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF as lead crew. Flew 32 combat missions from 9 April to 1 September 1944. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Stepanski

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator / Mickey Op | 94th Bomb Group
    "33 Raids to Hell and Back" Assigned to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Navigator initially (9 missions), later Mickey operator (22 missions) with Capt Verner Wertsch's crew aboard B-17 42-97668 'Leading Lady'. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Ralph Taylor

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    "33 Raids to Hell and Back" Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD. Final mission flown 17-Sep-44. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Verner Wertsch

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Alan Wertsch served as a pilot with the 333rd Bomb Squadron of the 94th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Bury St Edmunds, England. His crew is commemorated on a plaque, titled "33 Raids to Hell and Back" at the Rougham Control Tower Museum. ...

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-107180 Lucky Rebel/Eagle's Wrath

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-K] Rougham 11/4/44 LUCKY REBEL; Salvaged 9AF German 29/12/45. THE EAGLE'S WRATH.

  • 42-31653 Erie Ferry, Kac's Flak Shack, Green Hornets

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/43; Helena 4/12/43; Gt Falls 5/12/43; Cheyenne 6/12/43; Kearney 12/12/43; New Castle 17/12/43; Presque Is 19/12/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-V] Rougham 26/12/43 ERIE FERRY; Missing in Action Bohlen 11/9/44 with Merle Green, Co...

  • 42-97668 Leading Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/1/44; 1SAG Langley 1/2/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 385BG [ -U] Gt Ashfield; transferred 333BS/94BG [TS-N] Rougham 7/4/44; transferred 306BG Thurleigh 8/4/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Edwards, IL 30 July 1914

Son of Edward Loren and Hattie Belle [Snelling] Elliott.

Lived in Bakersfield, CA 1942
Enlisted Fresno CA 20 December 1942
Based Bury St Edmunds February 1944 – 30 April 1944

Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF.

Based Bury St Edmunds 30 April 1944 – September 1944

Transferred to 333BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF as lead crew.

Discharged USAAF 22 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Golden Gate, IL 20 June 1967
Buried Greenlawn Cemetery and Mortuary, Bakersfield, CA 23 June 1967

Greenlawn Cemetery and Mortuary
Bakersfield,
Kern County, CA
Holy Cross Lakeside SPC#1 Lot-C Block-100

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2019 12:21:38 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://journalmah.org/clark1_2.pdf
https://www.fold3.com/image/628761570
https://www.fold3.com/record/91173489-lloyd-elliott
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9253811/lloyd-elliott

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2019 12:20:04 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://journalmah.org/clark1_2.pdf
https://www.fold3.com/image/628761570
https://www.fold3.com/record/91173489-lloyd-elliott
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9253811/lloyd-elliott

Date Contributor Update
17 September 2015 12:18:16 usxpat Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Rougham Control Tower memorial plaques
Facebook groups: 94th Bomb Group magazine, and 94th Bomb Group public group

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