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Ralph Lawrence Greenfield

Military

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 17-May-43 in B-17 42-29663. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 15555

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME,

Service

People

  • Donald Tuttle

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 17-May-43 in B-17 42-29663. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 15555 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean conflict.

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Units served with

  • 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. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29663

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 29/1/43; Salina 3/2/43; Homestead 19/2/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-H] Chelveston 2/3/43; Missing in Action Lorient 17/5/43 with Don Tuttle, Co-pilot: Jim Aubele, Navigator: Chas Spear, Radio Operator: John Gardner, Tail gunner: Ed...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 58

    17 May 1943
    VIII Bomber Command launches another operation against German U-Boat facilities with three elements. The first element is a formation of 100 B-17s despatched from: 91BG (24); 92BG (10); 303BG (21); 305BG (21) and 306BG (24) to attack the German U-Boat...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Providence, Rhode Island 6 January 1923

Son of Isadora and Lillian Greenfield.

Enlisted Providence, Rhode Island 7 January 1942
Based Chelveston 1943 – 17 May 1943

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Lorient, France 17 May 1943

Shot down 17-May-43 in B-17 42-29663. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 15555

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 17 May 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died Tampa, FL 25 June 1995

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2019 10:11:09 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/47349084
https://www.fold3.com/record/1559366-ralph-l-greenfield
https://www.fold3.com/record/83380877-ralph-l-greenfield
https://www.fold3.com/image/191808999?rec=191809005

Date Contributor Update
17 January 2019 19:38:02 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/47349084
https://www.fold3.com/record/1559366-ralph-l-greenfield
https://www.fold3.com/record/83380877-ralph-l-greenfield
https://www.fold3.com/image/191808999?rec=191809005

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15555 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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