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Ernest Ray Lewis

Military

Assigned to 332BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hanover in B-17 42-30174 26-Jul-43; shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Aurich, near Bremen, Germany; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 90

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Robert Tessier

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 332BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 26-Jul-43 in B-17 42-30174 'Gorgeous Hussy'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 90 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-30174 'Lady Luck II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/43; Smoky Hill 29/4/43; Tinker 13/5/43; Lincoln 17/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-S] Earls Colne 25/5/43 LADY LUCK II; Rougham 13/6/43, transferred 410BS [GL- ]; Missing in Action Hanover 26/7/43 with Bob Tessier,...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

  • Stalag X-B

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Arkansas City, AR 1 March 1919

Son of Ruth Lewis.

Enlisted Presidio Of Monterey, CA 14 September 1941

Presidio Of Monterey, California

Based Bury St Edmunds 1943 – 26 July 1943

Assigned to 332BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Aurich, Germany 26 July 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Hanover in B-17 42-30174 26-Jul-43; shot down by enemy aircraft, crashed Aurich, near Bremen, Germany; POW MACR 90

Prisoner of War (POW) Sandbostel, Germany 26 July 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag X-B.

Died 15 October 1984
Buried Fairview Cemetery Tularosa, Otero County, NM 18 October 1984

Fairview Cemetery
Tularosa,
Otero County, New Mexico

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2021 16:25:20 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29416650
https://www.fold3.com/image/630956714
https://www.fold3.com/record/90689537/ernest-r-lewis-wwii-army-enlistmen...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14598748/ernest-r-lewis

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 90

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