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Howard F Fisher

Military

Awarded Silver Star for Gallantry for actions on 20 June 1944

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People

  • Alvin Berg

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group

  • Elmer Jordan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Jordan was co-pilot on Crew #707. His a/c was hit by flack and severely damaged causing the death of three crewmen and the injury of five others on 20 June 1944. He was instrumental in bringing the damaged a/c back to England where his pilot, Howard...

  • James Madara

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 20 June 1944 when his a/c, B-24H-20-FO #42-94929, suffered a near direct flak hit over the coast of France. Bombardier Crew #707 - Howard Fisher Crew

  • William Saunders

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA)on 20 June 1944 when his a/c, B-24H-20-FO #42-94929, suffered a near direct hit by flak over the French coast. After being hit he managed to make his way to the flight deck and laid down on a bench behind the pilot's seats. He...

  • George Welker

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ames, Iowa
Lived in Mt Vernon, IA 52314, USA 1942

205 2nd Avenue North

Action earning Silver Star Ashford, Ashford, Kent, UK 20 June 1944

The Fisher a/c, B-24H-20-FO #42-94929 U8-S, was hit by a near direct flak hit. injuring eight of the 10 crew members, including Fisher. Fisher left the cockpit briefly to attend to his wounds but came back as Elmer Jordan, the co-pilot, had managed to bring the a/c back over Dover. Fisher took over and attempted a crash landing at RAF Ashford. He overshot the belly landing due to inoperable throttles on two engines, put it down in a field, tearing off part of the right wing. Three of his crew died of their wounds, the rest survived the flak injuries and crash landing.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 14:03:35 Brad Sullivan Changes to service number
Sources

Updated via Award Cert (AAM)
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/138803465

Date Contributor Update
21 May 2016 03:47:23 466thHistorian Changes to events
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
21 May 2016 03:33:50 466thHistorian Changes to middlename
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466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 14:41:11 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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