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Ernest J Musser Jr

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 12 September 1944 in AC 43-38308.

AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

Service

Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 860th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38308

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/7/44; Kearney 29/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG [NG-A] Debach 11/8/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 12/9/44 with Capt Wes Carter, Co-pilot: Ivan Briggs, Radio Operator: Bob Bandfield, Waist gunner: Ernie Musser,Tail...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Killed in action 12 September 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2020 22:28:28 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
Sources

Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Helton s Hellcats, A Pictorial History of the 493rd BG, pub 1998, ABMC, MACR 8868, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php

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