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Ralph E Henry

Military

Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-17 42-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Baled out and captured. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10139

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Woodruff Warren

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-1742-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Captured and executed en route to Kaplitz. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 10139 ...

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 20th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97739

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/2/44; 1SAG Langley 8/4/44; Morrison 26/4/44; Assigned (PFF) 49BS/2BG Amendola 7/5/44; transferred to 20BS; Missing in Action Regensburg 9/12/44 with Woodruff Warren, Co-pilot: Don Hart, Navigator: George Mayottm/op, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cleburne County, AL 20 July 1917
Lived in Childersburg, FL 1942

NoK: Wife Gladys O. [Strickland] Henry.

Enlisted Miami Beach, FL 1 February 1943

Miami Beach, Florida

Based Amendola 1944 – 9 December 1944

Assigned to 20BS, 2BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Linz, Austria 9 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Pilsen, Czech in B-17 42-97739 9-Dec-44; Hit by flak, partial crew bale-out, crash landed near Linz, Austria. Baled out and captured. POW MACR 10139

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 9 December 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Discharged USAAF 13 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 6 June 1978
Buried Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Ozark, Dale County, AL 10 June 1978

Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
Ozark,
Dale County, AL

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 December 2019 18:11:15 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/90514450-ralph-e-henry
https://www.fold3.com/record/628593051-ralph-henry-1917
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/54024281/ralph-e_-henry

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