Assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wilhelmshaven Mid air collision near Rustringen in B-17 42-31987 'the Little Skipper' Baled out Prisoner of War (POW) 31-Dec-44. MACR 11359.
Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 22/1/44; Romulus 23/2/44; Grenier 28/2/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-A] Thorpe Abbotts 10/3/44; 418BS [LD-D]; Missing in Action Misburg 31/12/44 with Glen Rojohn, Co-pilot: Bill Leek, Navigator: Bob Washington,...
31 December 1944
Military site : airfield
Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...
|Born||Toledo, Ohio, USA||17 December 1923|
|Enlisted||Toledo, OH, USA||15 February 1943|
|Prisoner of War (POW)||78-220 Tychowo, Poland||31 December 1944 – May 1945|
Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.
|Baled out||Kleingärtnerverein Rüstringen e.V., Neuengrodener Weg 50, 26386 Wilhelmshaven, Germany||31 December 1944|
Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Wilhelmshaven Mid air collision near Rustringen in B-17 42-31987 'the Little Skipper' Baled out Prisoner of War (POW) 31-Dec-44. MACR 11359.
|Died||Toledo, OH, USA||28 February 2000|
|15 October 2017 10:53:16||Al_Skiff||Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations|
|27 September 2014 18:08:23||AAM||AAM ingest|
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Glenn Rojohn MACR 11550 / MACR 11550 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database