Co-Pilot B-17F #42-30634 'Liberty Belle' - After leaving formation due to an engine fire on secondary missions to bomb airfilds near Hanover, GR on 21 Feb 1944, A/C was attacked by nine FW190s. Four crewman jumped before the A/C exploded and crashed in the North Sea off Egmond, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW).
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
Pilot B-17F 42-30634 'Liberty Belle'. After leaving formation due to an engine fire on secondary mission to bomb airfields near Hanover, Germany on 21 Feb 1944, A/C was attacked by nine FW190s. Four crewman jumped before the a/c exploded and crashed in...
Units served with
Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945.
The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 2/7/43; Gr Isle 22/7/43; Walla Walla 1/8/43; Scott 9/8/43; Presque Is 17/8/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-O] Horham 20/8/43; 30m, Missing in Action Brunswick 21/2/44 with John McGuigan, Bombardier: Tom Barron, Flight engineer/top turret...
21 February 1944
5 B-17s from 305BG/422BS are depatched on a night operation to drop 250 bundles (1,250,000) leaflets on the French cities of Rouen, Caen, Paris and Amiens. There are no losses or claims.
Military site : airfield
Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....
||Woodstock, Ohio, USA
|Prisoner of War (POW)
||Stalag Luft III Żagań, Poland
||21 February 1944 – 1945
Prisoner of War. Stalag Luft III.
||21 February 1944
A/C was attacked by nine FW190s. Four crewman jumped before the A/Cexploded and crashed in the North Sea off Egmond, Holland. POW.