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Roderic Charles Beckham

Military

Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30203 'Shack-Up'. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Robert Ammarell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230203 'Shack-Up. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Bernard Becker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Roy Mohr crew. 13 x combat missions, six aborts. Failed to Return (FTR) Stuttgart in B-17 42-30203 'Shack-Up'; Shot down 6-Sep-43. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3126 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Halleck Hasson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230203 'Shack-Up. ' He escaped with the help of the French Resistance and was returned to England in early 1944

  • Hartzell Jones

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Roy Mohr crew. 13 x combat missions, six aborts. Failed to Return (FTR) Stuttgart in B-17 42-30203 'Shack-Up'; Shot down 6-Sep-43. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3126 Awards: AM, PH.

  • Roland Marean

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230203 'Shack-Up. ' He escaped with the help of the French Resistance and was returned to England in early 1944. POW

  • Roy Mohr

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Stuttgart in B-17 42-30203 'Shack-Up'; Shot down 6-Sep-43. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3126 Awards: PH.

  • Elmer Schulz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Stuttgart in B-17 42-30203 'Shack-Up'; Shot down 6-Sep-43. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3126 Awards: AM, PH.

  • James Shilliday

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Roy Mohr crew. 13 x combat missions, six aborts. Failed to Return (FTR) Stuttgart in B-17 42-30203 'Shack-Up'; Shot down 6-Sep-43. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3126 ...

  • Robert Wallin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 560BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Roy Mohr crew. 13 x combat missions, six aborts. Failed to Return (FTR) Stuttgart in B-17 42-30203 'Shack-Up'; Shot down 6-Sep-43. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3126 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30203 Shack Up

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Gore 9/5/43; Sioux City 10/5/43; Smoky Hill 10/6/43; Dow Fd 23/6/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Roy H. Mohr, Co-pilot: Elmer F. Schulz, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 27 November 1914

Chandler, Arizona, United States

Lived in 1940

Modesto, Stanislaus County, California

Enlisted 15 April 1942

in Los Angeles, California

Prisoner of War (POW) 6 September 1943 – 1945

Interned at Stalag 9C in Bad Sulza, Saxe-Weimar, and Stalag XVIIB in Austria. NARA WWII POW records : "Returned to Military Control 12 July 1945."

Buried 2008

Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, California

Died 21 June 2008

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2018 09:03:58 ED-BB Changes to surname, middlename, service number, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Corrected last name : BECKHAM instead of Beckman...
MACR 3126
WWII Draft cards
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3126 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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