On 3-Jan-43 in B-24D 41-23806 "Bat out of Hell" while serving as Waist Gunner her was injured when the aircraft crash-landed near Haverfordwest when it ran out of fuel returning from a mission the St. Nazaire, France
DS/Bengahzi 26-Jun-43. Returned to base 26-Aug-43. DS/Tunis 16-Sep-43. Returned to base 12-Oct-43.
Shot down 18 November 1943 in B-24D 42-63971 'Helen Hywater' Plane landed at Orebro Sweden. Interned. Rejoined Sqd 1-Sep-44.
Me 109 destroyed 13-Aug-43, Me 109 destroyed 16-Aug-43, Me 109 2 destroyed 1-Oct-43.
Units served with
The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...
B-24D 41-23806 "Bat out of Hell" was assigned to 44BG/68BS at Shipdham, UK. The aircraft was despatched 3-Jan-43 on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France. Aircraft returned to England but ran out of fuel and crashed south-west of...
3 January 1943
The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are once again the target for this mission. This is proving to be a particularly difficult target to destroy due to its massive, reinforced concrete design. It consists of 14 individual pens connected together in...
18 November 1943
The German airfield of Oslo/Kjeller, Norway is the target for a force of 102 B-24s from 2nd Bomb Division that included: 44BG (34); 93BG (20); 389BG (26); and 392BG (22). 82 aircraft are effective on the target. 9 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 61KIA...
Military site : airfield
Shipdham was built in 1941-1942, the first US heavy bomber airfield in the English county of Norfolk. It was a standard design, with T2-type hangars and a domestic site dispersed to the south east. Improvements were carried out to increase the number...
||Bokchito, Oklahoma, USA
Original data drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Webb Todd indicates that he was born in Bennington Oklahoma.
||18 November 1943 – 9 January 1944
Aboard B-24D 42-63971 aircraft was damaged by flak and pilot decided to land at Orebro, Sweden. Crew interned but returned to England 1-Sep-44.