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David Leo Miksche

Military

Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 20 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Eldon Boothe

    Military | Sergeant | Radio operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Gerald Dubois

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 15 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Paul Glass

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Henry Hunt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Manning

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eugene Merritt

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Thomson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Werchowec

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 10 x combat missions. ETD Award: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: AM, 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. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-40003 TOPPER/ Ol' Gappy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 1/11/43; Denver 27/11/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; ...

  • 42-97833 Silver Dollar

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 13/4/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-L] Kimbolton 26/5/44; mid air coll with 42-97170 on 9/12/44, with Chas Faught, Carroll Sears, John Cox, Melvin Townsend, Joe Carroll, Harry Hall, Fred Knock, Pat...

  • 43-37570 Stormy Weather (Ten-Tenths)

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 27/5/44 ...

  • 43-37934 Million Dollar Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 15/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Medford, OR 22 February 1925

Son of Raymond A and Mazie Miksche.

Enlisted Portland, OR 9 February 1943

Portland, Oregon

Based Kimbolton March 1945 – May 1945

Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 3 August 1964
Buried Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford, OR 6 August 1964

Siskiyou Memorial Park
Medford,
Jackson County, OR

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2019 11:21:00 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32191470
https://www.fold3.com/image/638190491
https://www.fold3.com/record/85070548-david-l-miksche
http://www.8thairforce.com/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51019887/david-leo-miksche

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2019 09:19:19 Al_Skiff Changes to events and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/638190491
https://www.fold3.com/record/85070548-david-l-miksche
http://www.8thairforce.com/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51019887/david-leo-miksche

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2019 12:00:15 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/638190491
https://www.fold3.com/record/85070548-david-l-miksche
http://www.8thairforce.com/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/51019887/david-leo-miksche

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