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James G Manion

Military

Service

People

  • John Collum

    Military | 381st Bomb Group

  • Joe Hendrickson

    Military | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Williams, H. Crew

  • Heinz Huthmann

    Military | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    Williams, H. Crew

  • Robert Irwin

    Military | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    May - October 1944

  • Ernest Kyser

    Military | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Williams H. Crew

  • Russell Newman

    Military | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group

  • John Patoki

    Military | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    Williams, H. Crew

  • Roger Welk

    Military | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    June - October 1944

  • Haven Williams

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Completed 25 missions, 5/44 - 9/44 DFC,

  • Robert Witt

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    May - September 1944

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-102585 'The Betty L'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-A] Ridgewell 24/4/44; Missing in Action 12m Tours 24/6/44 with Vic Romasco, Navigator: Jim Chandler, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Elbert Giddens,Tail gunner:...

  • 42-102656

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/44; Hunter 17/4/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-L] Ridgewell 21/5/44; after {70+m} transferred 327BS/92BG [UX- ] Podington 10/5/45; then,Sal 9AF Germany 10/12/45. CAROL LEIGH.

  • 42-102966

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-F] Ridgewell 23/5/44; {102m} Returned to the USA Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal...

  • 42-32049 Yankee Rebel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/1/44; Cheyenne 22/1/44; Gr Island 17/2/44; Grenier 20/3/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-D] Ridgewell 6/4/44; Missing in Action 20+m Mulhouse 3/8/44 with John Wilcock, Co-pilot: Stan Hutchinson, Navigator: Chas Marsh, Bombardier:...

  • 42-38159 Colonel Bub

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/1/44; Gr Island 14/1/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-J] Ridgewell 21/2/44; battle damaged Aschaffenburg 21/1/45, force landed Continent, repaired and ret 30/1/45; transferred 91BG Bassingbourn 30/5/45; retUS 8/6/45. COLONEL BUB.

  • 42-40011 'Schnozzle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 3/11/43; Kearney 14/11/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-O] Ridgewell 22/1/44; mid-air coll with 42-97511 (381BG) peeling off over field on returning from Aschaffenberg 21/1/45, with Val Crofts, Co-pilot: Nicholas Tauro, Navigator:...

  • 42-97174 Joanne

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/44; Nashville 19/2/44; Hunter 23/2/44; Grenier 17/3/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-P] Ridgewell 7/4/44; on Berlin mission 24/5/44 with John Williams was hit by debris from two colliding B-17s which burned off surface fabric of...

  • 42-97238 'Our Captain'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/2/44; Kearney 25/2/44; Presque Is 22/3/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-I] Ridgewell 6/4/44; Missing in Action 3m Kerlin-Bastard, Fr 8/6/44 with John Martyniak, Co-pilot: Dick Kellum, Navigator: Jim Manion, Bombardier: Ray Stewart,...

  • 42-97285 'Patsy Ann'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/2/44; Rapid City 5/3/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 6/5/44; no ops, transferred 534BS/381BG Ridgewell [GD-C] 21/5/44; 87+m Returned to the USA Bradley 10/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation...

  • 43-37514 My Son Bob

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Hunter 5/5/44; Dow Fd 17/5/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 12/8/44; 72+m twice force landed on continent, but returned to base and survived. Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas...

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Missions

  • 398

    7 June 1944

Associated Place

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

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29 September 2020 00:07:52 AgingKeeper Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
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