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Lloyd C Mason

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12 August 1943 on mission to oil refinery in Germany, landed with severe bomb damage. in B17 42-29933.

Oak Leaf Cluster for wear with previously awarded Distinguished Flying Cross. "For extraordinary achievement while serving as Air Commander of a Combat Bombardment Wing composed of B-17 aircraft on a bombing mission over Germany, 15 August 1944. On this date Col. Hall expertly led the formation to the important enemy objective. While on the bombing run, approximately one minute before the release of bombs, flak struck the airplane in which he was flying, knocking it over onto its right side, setting fire to the Number Three engine and severing many control cables. With consummate flying skill and great determination, Col. Hall assisted the Pilot in remaining level flight and continued on the bombing run. Bombs were released and superior results attained. After leaving the target, he rallied the formation and accomplished the return flight without loss. The courage, coolness and tenacity of purpose displayed by Col. Hall reflect the highest credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. Entered military service from Arkansas.

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  • James Carroll

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 12-Aug-43 on mission to oil refinery in Germany, landed with severe bomb damage. in B17 42-29933. Wounded in Action (WIA) RTD. Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Fegan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Crew of Panama Hattie. 12-Aug-43 on mission to oil refinery in Germany in B17 42-29933, A/C landed with severe bomb damage. Hit by Flak Wounded in Action (WIA). Awards: DSC, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Wilton Fremaux

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Wilton Fremaux enlisted on September 14, 1942. 26 missions; B-17 Flying Fortress; T/SGT; Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner. He was from Alexandria, Louisiana. He was stationed at Kimbolton, England with the 379th Bomber Group, 524th Bomb Squadron....

  • John Hagen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 12-Aug-43 on mission to oil refinery in Germany, landed with severe bomb damage. in B17 42-29933. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2020 18:20:09 Hotelie1970 Changes to biography
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corrected spelling error

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2020 18:19:30 Hotelie1970 Changes to biography and awards
Sources

General Order 325 from Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding General, by Command of Major General Williams, dated 13 September 1944

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

379th Bombardment Group (H) Anthology, 1942-45; p. 156, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 232; 379th Bomb Group Anthology / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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