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Crew of Flying Ginny taken at Chipping Ongar, from right to left:
1/Lt Henry C Patrick III, Pilot
2/Lt Lyndon E Stauffacher, Co-Pilot
2/Lt John J Sauser, Bombardier
S/Sgt George W Van Doren, Radio/Gunner
S/Sgt Clarence D Shanks, Eng/Gunner
S/Sgt Robert D Roy, Tail gunner

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Units

  • 387th Bomb Group

    387th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....

  • 559th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Henry Patrick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Henry Patrick served as a pilot with the 559th Bomb Squadron of the 387 Bomb Group. He flew B-26 Marauders on bombing missions over Europe from Chipping Ongar, England. ...

  • Robert Roy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Robert Roy served as a tail gunner with the 559th Bomb Squadron of the 387th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Chipping Ongar, England.

  • John Sauser

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier
    John Sauser served as a bombardier with 387th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Chipping Ongar, England.

  • Clarence Shanks

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flight engineer, gunner
    Clarence Shanks served as a flight engineer/gunner with the 559th Bomb Squadron of the 387th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Chipping Ongar, England.

  • Lyndon Stauffacher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot
    Lyndon Stauffacher served as a co-pilot with the 559th Bomb Squadron of the 387th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Chipping Ongar, England.

  • George Van Doren

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Gunner
    George Van Doren served as a radio operator/gunner with the 559th Bomb Squadron of the 387th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Chipping Ongar, England.

Aircraft

Locations

  • Chipping Ongar

    Military site : airfield
    The air base was constructed by the 831st Engineer Battalion (Aviation) in late August 1942. The 387th Bomb Group were the only American group to be based there, flying B-26 Marauders in strategic missions over France, first for the Eighth and then for...

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01 January 2017 19:24:49 jsauser11 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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