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Stanley Naismeth Dwyer

Military

Stanley Dwyer, a graduate of Glasco High School and Kansas State College, enlisted in December 1941 and first served in the Signal Corps. He received his wings and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant at the Marfa Army Air Forces Flying School, Texas on 28 July 1943. Assigned to the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force) in Italy, he flew on many missions. Shot down by Flak on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria, flying as Pilot of B-17 # 42-31685. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR4660. Killed In Action – Still listed as MIA (Missing In Action) at http://www.dpaa.mil/OurMissing/WorldWarII/wwii_main.aspx?br=aaf&a=d. His niece, Kay Hughes, with contributions by Stanley’s brother Harold E. Dwyer, himself a WWII USAAF veteran combat pilot, wrote a book about her Uncle : "Searching for Stanley - Unforgotten Hero of World War II" (first published in 2011 - new edition in 2013 by Dime Publishing LLC, Omaha, Nebraska.)

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People

  • John Boros

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
    John Boros was Flight Engineer/Top Turret gunner in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was killed in the crash of B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria....

  • John Boyett

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    John BOYETT Jr was a Left Waist gunner in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Made a Prisoner of War (POW) -...

  • Manley Dale

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Manley Dale Jr was a Co-Pilot in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Made a Prisoner of War (POW) - Missing...

  • Harold Dwyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Harold Dwyer graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings, Nebraska in 1942. In August 1944 he received his wings and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Corps at the Ft. Sumner Army Air Field in New Mexico. ...

  • Francis Gilhooley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Francis Gilhooley was Navigator in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was killed on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR...

  • Stephen Milewski

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Right Waist Gunner
    Stephen Milewski was a Right Waist gunner in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Made a Prisoner of War (POW...

  • George Mitchell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    George Mitchell was a Radio Operator in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Made a Prisoner of War (POW) -...

  • William Olfenius

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail gunner
    William Olfenius was a Tail gunner in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was killed on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Missing Air Crew Report -...

  • Eugene Parker

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 463rd Bomb Group
    Eugene Parker Jr was a Ball Turret gunner in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Made a Prisoner of War (POW...

  • Prescott Piper

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Bombardier
    Prescott Piper was a Bombardier in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was killed on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR...

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Aircraft

  • 42-31685

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Kingman 21/12/43; Denver 6/1/44; Jackson 11/1/44; Atlanta 12/1/44; Lakeland 13/1/44; Assigned 775BS/463BG Celone 9/3/44. Hit by Flak. Missing in Action Wiener Neustadt 10 May 1944 with Pilot Stanley N. Dwyer, Co-pilot: Manley...

Associated Place

  • Celone

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born near Asherville, Kansas, United States 26 October 1916

the son of Harold Winfield Dwyer and Ellen Josephine (Cristman) Dwyer

Enlisted Portland, Oregon, United States 11 December 1941
Missing In Action (MIA) near Vöstenhof, Austria 10 May 1944

Was killed in the loss of B-17 # 42-31685

Lived in Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska, United States
Memorialized Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Italy

Tablets of the Missing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 10:07:43 ED-BB Changes to place associations
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Connected Place

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2016 10:48:04 ED-BB Changes to biography
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Change of book editor

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2015 15:15:41 ED-BB Changes to media associations
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Associated photo and person

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2015 15:14:50 ED-BB Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 4660
NARA WWII Enlistment records
"Searching for Stanley - Unforgotten Hero of World War II", by Kay Hughes, niece and Harold E. Dwyer, brother, of Pilot Stanley N. Dwyer (iUniverse books - 2011)
Contacts with the Stanley Dwyer family.

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