26 Combat Missions (B-17's), 3 to Berlin, 1 to Dresden. Crash-landing 3 February 1945 in Langemark, Belgium. Bailed out over Ruhr around Essen, Germany, in B-17 #42-38113 'Renne III' and taken prisoner 21 March 1945. All crew members were taken Prisoner of War (POW); did not crash near Bremen-error in MACR.
AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH/ POW
Units served with
The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 16/12/43; Gr Island 29/12/43; Presque Is 21/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [A] Glatton 23/1/44; then 750BS [R]; Missing in Action [105m] Rheine 21/3/44 with Craig Creason, Ralph Gray, Rudi Haumann, Tom Madigan, Blair Arsenault, Ralph...
Military site : airfield
Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...
||Manchester, New Hampshire
||29 November 1923
||21 March 1945