Military | First Lieutenant | pilot | 447th Bomb Group
Shot down by flak and crashed at Teutleben on 7/20/44 in B-17 #42-31128, Prisoner of War (POW).
The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Dallas 23/9/43; Harvard 8/10/43; Assigned 94BG Rougham 19/11/43; transferred 709BS/447BG Rattlesden /44; Missing in Action Lutzkendorf 20/7/44 with Gustavus Millere, Co-pilot: Don Erwin, Navigator: Dick O’Donnell, Ball turret gunner: John...
|Born||Ellington, New York, USA|
|Killed in Action (KIA)||Germany||20 July 1944|
|27 September 2021 21:55:23||jmoore43||Changes to biography|
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
|27 September 2014 18:07:32||AAM||AAM ingest|
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7547 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Unit History Roster as of 01 August 1945 MACR 7547