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Billy Chat Ferguson

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  • Jammie Philpott

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Lieutenant General Jammie M. Philpott was vice commander in chief, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, with headquarters at Lindsey Air Station, Wiesbaden, Germany. ...

  • Halcott Thomas

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102450 'Paisano'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 7/4/44; transferred 336BS/95BG Horham 8/4/44; with W. G. Helm force landed A-71 Clastres, France 29/12/44; 85m, Missing in Action Chemnitz 3/3/45 with Bob Duncan, Co...

  • 42-97961

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/4/44; 1SAG Langley 5/6/44; Grenier 28/6/44; Assigned as (PFF) 336BS/95BG [ET-K] Horham 29/6/44; 31m, Missing in Action Mannheim, Ger. 21/1/45 with C. L. Savage; lost to severe weather conditions, crash landed Nancy A/fd, Fr; 9RTD;...

  • 42-97992 'Hap Hazard' 'Trouble Buggy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 26/4/44; Langley 24/6/44; Dow Fd 15/7/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Q] Horham 16/7/44 HAP HAZARD; 336BS [OE-G]; 412BS [QW-Q]; with W. Hatheway, Navigator: Gene Petrocene (Killed in Action), obs-D.A. Pomeroy (Wounded in Action) and Xn...

  • 43-38283

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/7/44; Kearney 25/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Horham 13/8/44; 336BS [ET-A]; with D.L. Pearson force landed Laon, Fr 30/12/44;42m, Missing in Action Ruhland 17/3/45 with Irwin Vermillion, Co-pilot: John...

  • 43-38617 New York Express

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/8/44; Hunter 7/9/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-Q] Horham 19/9/44; with W.N. Dunwoody force landed Raydon afb, Suffolk 10/1/45; 80m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45;...

  • 44-8040

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 6/7/44; Grenier 3/8/44; Assigned PFF 335BS/95BG [OE-N] Horham 5/8/44; 412BS [QW-N]; 36m, sal 8/6/45. 13TH JINX.

  • 44-8144 Hell's Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 4/8/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-O] Horham 10/8/44; 336BS [ET-O], then 412BS [GW-O]; with W.V. Owen force landed Framlingham afb, Sfk 25/12/44; battle damaged Hamburg 30/3/45 with E.R. Parrish[wia];...

  • 44-8210 Sweetheart of Seattle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 11/7/44; Langley 8/8/44; Dow Fd 12/9/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-Z] Rougham 14/9/44; transferred 335BS/95BG [OE-J] Horham 11/44; with L.W. Jensen, Radio Operator: Paul Rupard, Waist gunner: - Olson [2wia] 24/2/45; 53m, RetUS,...

  • 44-8230

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 17//7/44; Langley 18/4/44; Hunter 10/9/44; Grenier Fd 18/9/44; Assigned PFF 334BS/95BG [BG-M] Horham 20/9/44; 41m, transferred 349BS/100BG [XR-A] Thorpe Abbotts, then 418BS [LD-Q]; sal 6/5/45; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 44-8272

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/7/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned 1377 AAF Base Unit detailed UK, via Goose Bay, Lab.; on 3/9/44 with Joe Arwood, Co-pilot: Walt Johnson, Navigator: Bill Fowler, Bombardier: Clarry Counsell, Flight engineer/top turret...

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Missions

  • 674

    12 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 685

    22 October 1944

  • 688

    25 October 1944

  • 691

    28 October 1944

  • 725

    26 November 1944

  • 745

    10 December 1944

  • 764

    27 December 1944

  • 772

    31 December 1944

  • 785

    7 January 1945

  • 789

    10 January 1945

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Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bokchito, OK 23 October 1920
Lived in Los Angeles, Ca 1941
Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 9 January 1943
95th BG Combat Tour Horham Airfield, UK 12 October 1944 – 11 April 1944

24 missions

Died Hawthorne, CA 12 January 1998
Buried Durant, OK 17 January 1998

Highland Cemetery
Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2020 22:12:47 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=7732226
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/person/2024
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2238/images/43995_03_00...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3693&h=18949675...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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