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Dan F Grover

Military

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 12AF USAAF. Downed by flak over Foggia in B-17 41-24342 'Stinky Jr' 7-Sep-43; A/C exploded, baled out or blown clear. Returned (RTD).

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • William Bispham

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 97th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 12AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Foggia mission in B-17 41-24342 'Stinky Jr' 7-Sep-43; Downed by flak, A/C exploded over Foggia, Killed in Action (KIA), MACR 642. Awards: PH.

  • Edwin Grogan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 97th Bomb Group
    Edwin Frances Grogan, originally of Turners Falls, MA, served in the 414 Bomb Squadron, and was killed in action over Foggia Italy on 7 September 1943 in B-17 Flying Fortress 41-24342. ...

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Units served with

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24342 'Stinky Jr'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 92BG Bovingdon 8/42; 414BS/97BG Polebrook 24/8/42; transferred Maison Blanche, Alg. 20/11/42; Missing in Action Foggia 7/9/43 with Bill Bispham, Pilot: Everett Blogg, Navigator: Glenn J. Rhodes Jr., Co-pilot: Dan Grover, Flight engineer/top...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Paris, IL 8 January 1916
Enlisted Fort Benjamin, Harrison, IN 17 October 1941

Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana

Based Depienne, Tunisia 1943 – 7 September 1943

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG, 12AF USAAF.

Baled / Blown out RTD Foggia, Italy 7 September 1943

Downed by flak over Foggia in B-17 41-24342 'Stinky' 7-Sep-43; A/C exploded, baled out or blown clear. RTD

Died Hammond, IN 14 March 1972
Buried Concordia Cemetery Hammond, Lake County, IN 17 March 1972

Concordia Cemetery
Hammond,
Lake County, Indiana

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2021 13:49:13 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
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https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/141275626/dan-f-grover

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2021 22:17:29 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added some punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2019 11:42:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/record/88707918-dan-f-grover
https://www.fold3.com/record/624763247-dan-grover-1916
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/141275626/dan-f-grover

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