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"Lt Kelly and crew of the 92nd Bomb Group beside a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. England, 13 August 1943."

L-R: Sgt Billy B Freeman, T/Sgt Charles E Slayton, Lyle Sage, S/Sgt Harold D Broyles, Lt Alex M Erganian, 1Lt Charles J Kelly, Lt J M McGraw, Sgt Joseph Savickas, S/Sgt Thomas D Glaspell, S/Sgt Henry P Brannan.

Connections

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

People

  • Henry Brannan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Operational mission to Solingen in B-17F 42-30408 'Sharon Belle', mission was scrubbed due to weather, A/C was seen to explode at the nose, crashed near Astwell Castle with all crew lost, including Henry, 30-Nov-43. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Harold Broyles

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Bombardier; Togglier
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29884, Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Alex Erganian

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Awards: DFC, WWII Victory, EAME. ...

  • Billy Freeman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Radio Operator
    Operational mission to Solingen in B-17F 42-30408 'Sharon Belle', mission was scrubbed due to weather, A/C was seen to explode at the nose, crashed near Astwell Castle with all crew lost, including Billy, 30-Nov-43. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Thomas Glaspell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Operational mission to Solingen in B-17F 42-30408 'Sharon Belle', mission was scrubbed due to weather, A/C was seen to explode at the nose, crashed near Astwell Castle with all crew lost, including Henry, 30-Nov-43. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

  • Charles Kelly

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    He flew with the 92nd until April 1944 when he completed his tour. He is mentioned in the unit history 'The Route As Briefed' DFC; Air Medal w 5/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Joseph Savickas

    Military | Sergeant | Bombardier
    Assigned to 360BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Slayton

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Tail Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA). Mission after 24th mission: Solingen, but mission was scrubbed due to weather 'Sharon Belle' 42-30408 was seen to explode at the nose, crashed near Astwell Castle with all crew lost, including Charles

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2019 20:19:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
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