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Larry G Messinger

Military

Shot down in A/C #297163 on 13 September 1944 on Merseburg synthetic oil mission. Plane received permission to land in France after 2 engins were out nad a 3rd was running erratic. Returned to duty.

Service

People

  • Luis Coppola

    Military | Captain | Pilot on B-17 | 379th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97163

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/44; Kearney 16/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-R] Kimbolton 9/4/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 13/9/44 with Larry Messenger, Co-pilot: Tom Marineau, Navigator: Melvin Halstead, Radio Operator: Grant Powers...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Returned (RTD) Germany 13 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8899 / MACR 8899; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 323 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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