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Anthony J Roy

Military

Anthony served as a Staff Sergeant and Tail Gunner on B-17 "Short Snorter III" #42-5337, 401st Bomber Squadron, 91st Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Worcester County, Massachusetts prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 7, 1942 at Fort Devens, Massachusetts. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in sports and also as Single, without dependents.

B-17 "Short Snorter III" #42-5337 was hit and damaged by flak during a mission over the city of Bremen, Germany. They eventually, due to the damage, crashed into the North Sea.

Anthony was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

The 91st Bomber Group lost 11 B-17's on this mission.

Service # 31074431

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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The Eight crew member lost on #42-5337:

Brandenburg, Lawrence J. ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, IA
Hamrick, Victor L. ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, WV
Lindsey, Nathan F. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, FL
Rekas, Joseph A. ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, RI
Roy, Anthony J. ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, MA
Scavello, Sebastian ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, CT
Schippang , Alvin T. ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, PA
Slivkoff, George ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA

Two member of the crew became POW's:

Maiorca, Rocco J. ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator
Dobsa, Albert ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier

( Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

Service

People

  • Albert Dobsa

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 #425337 'Short Snorter III. ' Target was Bremen, but a/c was attacked by fighters and flak. Plane ditched in North Sea. 2 survivors were picked up 11 miles north-west of the German island of Norderney. Prisoner of War ...

  • Rocco Maiorca

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 #425337 'Short Snorter III. ' Target was Bremen, but a/c was attacked by fighters and flak. Plane ditched in North Sea. 2 survivors were picked up 11 miles north-west of the German island of Norderney. Maiorca swam 3...

  • George Slivkoff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down 17 April 1943 in B-17 #425337 'Short Snorter III. ' Target was Bremen, but a/c was attacked by fighters and flak. Plane ditched in North Sea. 2 survivors were picked up 11 miles north-west of the German island of...

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Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5337 Short Snorter III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 12/11/42; West Palm Beach 12/12/42; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-J] Bassingbourn 8/1/43; Missing in Action 10m Bremen 17/4/43 with Nathan Lindsey, Co-pilot: George Slivkoff, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Seb Scavello, Radio Operator:...

Events

Event Location Date
Died 17 April 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2020 14:52:37 Hacking Changes to service number, biography, awards and aircraft associations
Sources

Bio by: Russ Pickett

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 16090, Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces Vol. 1 p. 105 by Bishop and Hey, The Ragged Irregulars of Bassingborn p. 38 by Havelaar, ABMC

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