On a mission to Rostock, GR on 24 Feb 1944, B-17G #42-31561 left formation with one engine out and the horizontal stabilizer missing and was last seen going down under attack from fighters eventually making an emergency landing at Oster Hojst, Denmark. Killed in Action (KIA).
Units served with
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 Denver 24/11/43; Kearney 11/12/43; Romulus 17/12/43; Presque Is 20/12/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 24/12/43; 11m, Missing in Action Rostock 24/2/44 with Elmer Costales, Co-pilot: Steve Kish, Bombardier: Lars Skoug, Radio Operator:...
|Killed in action
||24 February 1944
||Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky