Available: 1 February 1944 - Boeing Aircraft Co, Seattle, Washington
Accepted: 2 February 1944
Assigned: 11 February 1944 - Cheyenne
Assigned: 18 February 1944 / 2 March 1944 - Grand Island AAF
Assigned: 4 March 1944 - ATC / North Atlantic Wing - Presque Isle AAF
Assigned: 17 March 1944 / 21 March 1944 - 8th AF / VIII Service Command / BAD 1 - (RAF Burtonwood)
Assigned: 22 March 1944 - 8th AF / 1st BD / 1st CBW / 91st BG / 323rd BS - (RAF Bassingbourn)
( Triangle-A ) ( OR * L / Sheriff’s Posse )
16 combat missions
Crew Chief: M/Sgt David Lloyd
Damaged: 1 May 1944, Troyes, France
Pilot: Nenad Kovachevich, Co-pilot: William C Motsinger
Navigator: Dan B Jordan, Bombardier: Roy L Jones
Flight engineer: Marvin Powers Jr, Radio Operator: Phillip R Merrill,
Ball turret gunner: Merritt W Metzger, Waist gunner: Roy J Schleich Jr
Waist gunner: Robert J Grabowski, Tail gunner: Charles Kolence
(10 Returned to Duty)
crash landed base, loss of brake power on landing collided with parked trucks;
Salvaged: 3 May 1944 / 17 June 1944.
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
Completed 35 missions, first mission to Berlin plane shot down beside us on bomb run, bombed thru clouds plus overcast, 125 flak holes in our plane. No one hurt.
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Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #4231580 'Merry Widow. ' Killed in Action (KIA).
Military site : airfield
Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...
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