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Roy V Dudgeon

Military

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.

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 Lamb County, TX 27 December 1921

Son of Robert Virgil R and Alsie Lovell [Walker] Dudgeon.

Enlisted Lubbock, TX 2 July 1940

Lubbock, Texas

Based Depienne, Tunisia 1943 – 7 September 1943

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

Died Foggia, Italy 7 September 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Foggia mission in B-17 41-24342 'Stinky' 7-Sep-43; Downed by flak, A/C exploded over Foggia, Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 642

Buried Sudan Cemetery Sudan, Lamb County, TX 1948

Re-Interred
Sudan Cemetery
Sudan, Lamb County, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2021 13:45:04 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
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Date Contributor Update
06 November 2021 22:13:33 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added some punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2019 13:44:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and aircraft associations
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