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Charles C Wernecker

Military

Waist gunner. Original member of the McEvoy crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF.
Member of the Thornton J crew. 535th BS.
To hospital

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People

  • William Ingram

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, McEvoy crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29999 'Fertile Myrtle'. MACR 1880 (8 pages in the MACR 1879). Prisoner of War at...

  • Fred Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, McEvoy crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29999 'Fertile Myrtle'. MACR 1880 (8 pages in MACR 1879). Prisoner of War at...

  • Eugene Kracium

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, McEvoy crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29999 'Fertile Myrtle'. MACR 1880 (8 pages in MACR 1879). Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB....

  • Henry Lipsky

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, McEvoy crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29999 'Fertile Myrtle'. MACR 1880 (8 pages in MACR 1879). Prisoner of War at Stalag...

  • Arthur Loehrer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG. McEvoy crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29999 'Fertile Myrtle'. MACR 1880 (8 pages in MACR 1879). Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft...

  • Matthew McEvoy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Matthew J McEvoy served as a pilot with the 381st Bomb Group, 533rd BS, 8th AF from Ridgewell, Essex. ...

  • Nicholas Nikitin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, McEvoy crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29999 'Fertile Myrtle'. MACR 1880 (8 pages in MACR 1879, Klein crew). Prisoner of War...

  • Jack Thornton

    Military | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Thornton, J. Crew

  • Jack Trueblood

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    TG, McEvoy crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29999 'Fertile Myrtle'. MACR 1880 (8 pages in MACR 1879). Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Weldon Wittwer

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, McEvoy crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down by fighters on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29999 'Fertile Myrtle'. MACR 1880 (8 pages in MACR 1879). Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB....

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • 535th Bomb Squadron

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Based 16 November 1943
Died 1 March 1991

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 February 2018 05:34:57 ARowe95 Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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