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Howard Andrew Roeller

Military

Assigned to 707BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWI Victory, EAME.

Obit: "Howard A. Roeller, 67. Howard A. Roeller, 67, a retired airline pilot, died Aug. 25 at Sharon (CT.) Hospital. A 25-year resident, Mr. Roeller retired as a captain after 32 years with Pan American World Airways. He had been a member and past officer of the Millbrook Rod & Gun Club, a member of Friends of Cary Arboretum, the Lyall Memorial Federated Church, all of Millbrook, and he had served on the Town of Washington planning board. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, flying B-24s. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, and had flown in 31 successful missions in Europe. He was born April 8, 1921, in Morrisville (Madison County), to Milton and May Howlett Roeller. He was a 1939 graduate of Morrisville-Eaton High School, a 1941 graduate of the State University of New York at Morrisville, and he attended Colgate University. On Sept. 6, 1945, in Morrisville, he married Doris Fuller, who survives."

Service

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    Military | Chief Master Sergeant | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    31 x combat missions. ...

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  • Harlyn Turner

    Military | Master Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 446th Bomb Group
    19 year-old gunner Harlyn Turner crossed the Atlantic on the 'Queen Mary' while the rest of his crew made the journey by air. They were re-united at a staging area in England and immediately sent on for combat briefings by experienced aircrew in...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29155 'Piccadilly Commando'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 707BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. As the Howard Andrew Roeller crew were preparing for a mission, the incendaries caught fire 8-May-44, destroyed by resulting inferno, crew escaped unharmed. Salvaged 9-May-44.

  • 42-95289 'Little Rollo'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 707BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF. 123 missions. Returned Zone of Interior (ZI)

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Morrisville, NY 8 April 1921

Son of Milton Andrew and Minnie Mae [Howlett] Roeller.

Enlisted 26 June 1943
Based Bungay March 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 707BS, 446BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 25 July 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Millbrook, NY 25 August 1988
Buried Morrisville Rural Cemetery, Morrisville, NY 28 August 1988

Morrisville Rural Cemetery
Morrisville, Madison County, NY

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