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Stanley W Erickson

Military

Assigned to the 384th BG 546th BS on AAF Station 106 special Orders #157 dated 5 August 1944, John G Mohler Crew. 28 x combat missions. Killed in crash on return from a mission on 27 December 1944.

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Robert Barrier

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #243 dated 11 December 1944, as crew Pilot, one combat mission. Awards: PH.

  • Joseph Carriere

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #148 dated 26 July 1944, Donald Duesler Crew, 27 x combat missions. Killed in Action Awards: AM, PH.

  • Albert Chacho

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    42-31484 JD-F, 'Mairsy Doats' sustained battle damage and attempted to land away at RAF Manston, Kent. Crashed into aircraft in the dispersal area and exploded, killing the entire crew. He completed 27 combat missions. Killed in Action (KIA) ...

  • Thomas Hannis

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #234 dated 28 November 1943, Raymond Cook Crew, 4 combat missions. Awards: PH.

  • Edward Kaloc

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    42-31484 JD-F, 'Mairsy Doats' sustained battle damage and attempted to land away at RAF Manston, Kent. Crashed into aircraft in the dispersal area and exploded, killing the entire crew. Completed 22 missions. Killed in Actions (KIA) ...

  • Arthur McCloskey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner, Flexible Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #150 dated 28 July 1944, Francis Cepits Crew, 31 combat missions. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

  • Harold Rogerson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Transferred from 1774th Ordnance Support & Maintenance Company to the 546th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #143 dated 21 July 1944. 30 x combat missions. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.

  • Paul Stern

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 546th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #139 dated 16 July 1944, Edward LeDonne Crew, 27 x combat missions. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

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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. ...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 546th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31484 'Mairsy Doats'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Kearney 10/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-F] Grafton Underwood 20/1/44; 546BS [BK-F]; battle damaged Gerolstein 27/12/44, crash landed Manston; 9KIA; Salvaged 28/12/44. MAIRSY DOATS.

Missions

  • 764

    27 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Manston

    Military site : airfield
    Built for Royal Naval Air Service use in the First World War, it was both an RAF and Fleet Air Arm base from 1918-50, and after the war a USAF Strategic Air Command base from 1950-51, a United States Air Forces Europe base from 1950-58, an RAF station...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, NY 11 June 1917

Son of Sixten A Erickson.

Enlisted New York City, NY 30 September 1942
Commissioned 2Lt Douglas, AZ 7 December 1943

Received wings - Douglas, AZ.

Based Grafton Underwood 1944 – 27 December 1944

Assigned to 546BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Manston, Ramsgate, Kent CT12, UK 27 December 1944

His aircraft, 42-31484 sustained battle damage and attempted to land away at RAF Manston, Kent. Crashed into aircraft in the dispersal area and exploded, killing the entire crew.

Buried 28 December 1944

Interred
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, NY 5 August 1948

Re-Interred
Long Island National Cemetery
East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, NY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2018 11:11:34 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2666595/stanley-w-erickson
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=929&mtch=3&cat=WR26&tf...

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2018 11:05:52 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2666595/stanley-w-erickson
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=929&mtch=3&cat=WR26&tf...

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2015 00:16:53 bombercommand Changes to service number, role, biography, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=e...

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