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Frank D Yaussi


Flew first American raid over Germany Jan 27, 1943 was lead Bombardier flying with Col. Frank A. Armstrong, actually was first man over Germany. He was the first group Bombardier from 12 Dec 1942 to 06 April 1943.

DFC; Air Medal w 3/olc; ETO Ribbon


Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 423rd Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...


Event Location Date
Born Winifred, Kansas 6 March 1915
Died 7 September 2003
Buried Glendale, California


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:59 AAM AAM ingest

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition/son, First Over Germany pg. 52, 65, 71, 80, 158, & 322; Combat Crews pg. 4, Target: Germany pg. 40 [photograph] / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /