Shot down by flak and crashed at Paris on 7/25/44 in B-17 Lady Luck #42-102416. Prisoner of War (POW)
B-17 Flying Fortress
Cheyenne 1/3/44; Hunter 14/3/44; Grenier 11/4/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-H] Thorpe Abbotts 19/4/44; Missing in Action St Lo, 25/7/44 with Larry Townsend, Co-pilot: Andy Burkhart, Navigator: Arnold Holmes, Bombardier: George Gardner, Radio Operator:...
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||Henry, Nebraska, USA|
|Prisoner of War (POW)||France||25 July 1944|
|23 January 2020 04:31:55||jmoore43||Changes to biography|
Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.
|27 September 2014 18:10:49||AAM||AAM ingest|
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7837 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database