Shot down 8 March 1943 in B-24D 41-23988 [NB:E] 'Emmy Lou', 44BG/67BS while serving as Tail Gunner. Aircraft was attacked by German fighters and shot down at Barentin, France while on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France. Killed in Action (KIA). See Biography events for disposition of remains.
Units served with
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
B-24D-15-CO 41-23998 [NB:E] "Emmy Lou" was assigned to the 44BG/47BS. On 8-Mar-1943 the aircraft was despatched on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Rouen, France. The aircraft was shot down by German fighters near Barentin, France. ...
8 March 1943
The railroad marshalling yards at Rennes and Rouen, France are the primary targets for this mission. A formation comprised of 67 B-17s: 91BG (14); 303BG (19); 305BG (16) and 306BG (18) is despatched to bomb at Rennes. Conditions are good with no cloud...
Military site : airfield
Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||8 March 1943
Killed when aircraft was shot down by German fighters near Baretin, France
||10 March 1943
Buried by the Germans in the Cemetery Les Vertus, Dieppe, France per Bishop & Hey, "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces"
Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Ardennes American Cemetery. Apparently, his remains were never recovered from the cemetery at Dieppe, France.