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Jack Reiter

Military

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Don Hurd crew. Navigator of B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann'. July-43, was the lead B-24 attacking to Rome. Failed to Return (FTR) Foggia; shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 16-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Donaldson Hurd

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Pilot of B-24 42-40664 'Teggie Ann'. Shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 18-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298. ...

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 515th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Berca

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York 3 March 1920

Son of Rose Reiter.

Enlisted Niagara University, NY 15 December 1941

Niagara University, New York
Commissioned 5-Sep-42.

Based 1943 – 16 August 1943

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF.

Baled out POW NW of Foggia, Italy 16 August 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Foggia; shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 16-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298

Hospitalised Italy 16 August 1943 – September 1943

Hospitalised with dislocated thighs, Italian prison hospital, escaped before transported to German POW camp

Evaded (EVD) Italy September 1943 – May 1944

Evaded capture with assistance from Italian partisans, returning to military control May-44.

Discharged USAAF October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Enlisted 12 August 1947

Enlisted USAF.

Discharged USAF 31 January 1968

Honourable discharge.

Died 29 October 1999
Buried Arlington National Cemetery November 1999

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
Section 2, Grave 3782-2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2021 21:41:40 Al_Skiff Changes to events and media associations
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Date Contributor Update
19 January 2021 21:37:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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