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Edward Joseph Felski

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People

  • Robert Boudon

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Paul Kroos

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Flew 35 missions

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102447 'El's Belles'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Horham 6/4/44; with L.J. Price, force landed 4/8/44 sal; with M.S. Roy force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44; with H. Rivet force landed France 20/2/45; with J.E....

  • 42-31514

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/11/43; Gr Island 3/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-K] Horham 17/12/43; 335BS [OE-K];Tail gunner: Jim Gussett (Killed in Action) 18/3/44; (49m), Missing in Action Zeitz 16/8/44 with Don Severson, Co-pilot: Harry...

  • 42-31589 'Patty Ann'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/11/43; Gt Falls 1/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Grenier 9/1/44; Presque Is 12/1/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-O] Horham 23/1/44; 72m, Missing in Action Zeitz 16/8/44 with Lou Price, Radio Operator: Bill Dixon, Ball turret...

  • 42-31920 'Able Mabel'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 447BG Rattlesden 9/2/44; transferred 334BS/95BG [BG-G] Horham; 89m, on night navigation training mission 6/11/44 left u/c collapsed on landing with Warren Helm, Co-pilot: Maurice Londer, Navigator:...

  • 42-37879 'Wrinkled Belly Baby'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/9/43; Gr Island 22/10/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [BG-U] Horham 11/11/43; with W.P. Kelley force landed Attlebridge afb, Suffolk, 11/12/43; two days later the u/c would not extend and force landed at Honington AFB with H. M. Powers, Co...

  • 42-97215

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [BG-J] Horham 12/3/44; on practice mission 20/11/44 with Stew Reed, Co-pilot: Harold Rensch, Navigator: Tony Marnik, Radio Operator: Bill Raab, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-97376 'Aunt Callie's Baby' 'She Fox' 'Lucky Lady'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Kearney 10/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-J] Horham 7/4/44 AUNT CALLIE'S BABY; on 5/9/44 with A.P. Salvia, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: J.S. Wood [wia]; detailed Merseburg 28/9/44 with J.C. Walter, (8...

  • 43-38255 'Poof Proof'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/7/44; Hunter 22/7/44; Dow Fd 4/8/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-A] Horham 5/8/44; 334BS [BG-C]; with R.G. Boudon force landed Framlingham afb 18/10/44; caught fire en route Hamm 28/10/44 with G.L. Braund; ret safely, 9RTD Missing Air...

Missions

  • 460

    8 July 1944

  • 466

    11 July 1944
    More than 1000 planes bombed Munich. Flak cut our control cables to elevators and rudder. Flew back by wing trim tabs. Shippy spliced cables before landing. Nine hour ride. Flak hit Sgt Rollinger's oxygen mask and injured his nose and eyes.

  • 478

    17 July 1944
    Took off at suppertime and missed the target by at least 40 miles. Flak was extremely close. Minor damage.

  • 481

    18 July 1944
    Flew an easy one over Denmark to Germany. Only had one hours sleep between yesterday and today.

  • 8th Air Force 482

    19 July 1944
    Schweinfurt, Germany ball bearing plant was the target. Hit by flak and fell behind formation at 8:45 am above Aachen, Germany and crashed at Haren, Belgium at 10:06 am in the air district.

  • 484

    20 July 1944
    A rough one. Bombed an oil refinery near Leipzeig. Flak put several holes in the plane; ine in number 3 gas tank. Came back on 3 engines.

  • 492

    24 July 1944
    Bombed enemy troop concentrations and thus assisted the Allied breakthrough at St. Lo. About 1500 planes of US went to St. Lo in Cherbourg. We came back with our bombs. Couldn't find the target.

  • 494

    25 July 1944

  • 501

    28 July 1944

  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

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Associated Place

  • Horham

    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....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Charleroi, PA 13 June 1923
Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 7 December 1942
05th BG Combat Tour Horham Airfield, UK 8 July 1944 – 4 November 1944
Lived in Charleroi, PA 1950

923 Oakland Avenue

Died February 1981

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2020 18:38:27 466thHistorian Changes to service number
Sources

Corrected Army Serial

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2020 18:37:20 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/3147/images/41226_64908...
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/2018
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60901&h=2689752...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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