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Emil Thomas Petersen

Military

Emil Thomas Petersen, radio operator, Gunner, Gunnery Instructor missed the mission where his aircraft and all its crew members were lost as he was ill. He was then transferred to the Texas Mauler B-17
Air Medal with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Medal with Bronze star

Recipient of "Lucky Bastard" certificate

Service

People

  • William Borman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 November 1943 in B-17 #42-39812 'Casey Jones'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Bert Brooks

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 18 April 1944 in B-17 #4297545 'Better Half. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Clarence Casey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3538 'Ten Knights in a Bar Room'. Served with the 332nd BS. Flying 'Ten Knights in a Bar Room' from the 333rd as the crews regular aircraft was U/S. POW

  • John Heller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 94th Bomb Group

  • Edward Hunt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Crashed for unknown reasons on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-3530. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 4 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3538 'Ten Knights in a Bar Room'. Evaded. Served with the 332nd BS. Flying Ten Knights in a Bar Room from the 333rd as the crews regular aircraft was U/S.

  • Lester Mann

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 November 1943 in B-17 #42-39812 'Casey Jones'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Richard Ralls

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 November 1943 in B-17 #42-39812 'Casey Jones'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Gay Rieder

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

  • Alfred Salsgiver

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 November 1943 in B-17 #42-39812 'Casey Jones'. Killed in Action (KIA).

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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. ...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-30376

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gore 1/6/43; Smoky Hill 2/6/43; Grand Isle 3/6/43; Dow Field 25/6/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG Rougham 26/6/43 BOUNCING BITCH (BOUNCIN’ ANNIE I); transferred 331BS [QE- ]; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/12/43 with John Fant; severe...

  • 42-30378 Wolf Pack, Good Time Cholly III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Dow Fd 4/7/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-A] Rougham 4/7/43 WOLF PACK; Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with Alton Anderson, Co-pilot: Albt Clapie, Navigator: Gordon Feeley, Bombardier: Bernie Barker, Flight...

  • 42-30444 Ramrod Ramsbottom, Black Jack IV

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/43; Gore 14/6/43; Kearney 15/6/43; Dow Fd 8/7/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-C2] Rougham 8/7/43 RAMROD RAMSBOTTOM; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/1/44 with Harry Lockwood, Co-pilot: Chas Adcock, Bombardier: George Collins, Flight...

  • 42-31234 The Barber Shop, Johnnie Walker III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Wilmington 245/10/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG Rougham 27/10/43 THE BARBER SHOP; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 7/1/44 with Joe Barber, Navigator: John McGrath, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Francis...

  • 42-3135 LARRUPPIN’ LOU

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/43; Long Beach 26/2/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; damaged when parked by a taxying accent with C.S. Duran (in 42-3133) 18/2/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-K] Bassingbourn 4/43; transferred 511BS/351BG Polebrook 4/43, 25BG Watton, Nfk 1/3...

  • 42-31449 Texas Mauler

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/11/43; Portland 4/11/43; Cheyenne 13/11/43; Kearney 16/11/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-A] Rougham 20/12/43; 333BS [TS-B]; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 26/6/45; Patterson 27/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45;...

  • 42-31788 Janey, Janie Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/12/43; Kearney 26/1/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG Rougham 8/2/44; force landed continent 10/11/44, Salvaged 18/11/44. JANIE GAL.

  • 42-31946 Esky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/1/44; Gt Bend 19/1/44; Assigned 333BS/94BG [TS- ] Rougham 9/2/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 20/4/44 with Don Swanson, Co-pilot: Chas Shearston, Navigator: Chas Webb, Bombardier: Marc Decaro, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

  • 42-3483 'Chopstick A-Able'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/6/43; Rome 7/8/43; Assigned with H2S 812BS/482BG [MI-A] Alconbury 10/43; 384BG Grafton Underwood 14/4/44; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe 17/4/44; became radio-relay with 8th Fighter Command 22/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7...

  • 42-37747 Bucket of Bolts

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/8/43; Denver 15/8/43; Scott 26/9/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-A] Rougham 30/9/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/12/43 with Jerome Devine, Co-pilot: Osborne Ficklen, Navigator: Frank Hubbs, Bombardier: Randy Schaefer, Flight engineer...

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Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 108

    4 October 1943
    This mission is composed of five elements. The first element is a combined force of 104 B-17s from: 306BG (16); 92BG (17); 395BG (17); 303BG (19); 379BG (18) and 384BG (17) despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. 77 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 113

    9 October 1943
    This mission is composed of 6 elements. The first element is a combined force of 115 B-17s from: 303BG (20); 379BG (20); 384BG (21); 351BG (21); 91BG 16; and 381BG (16) dispatched to bomb the industrial areas of Anklam, Germany. 106 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...

  • VIII Bomber Command SCRUBBED

    18 October 1943
    This was another attempt at launching at attack on the industrial areas of Duren, Germany. Both B-17 Groups and B-24 Groups were scheduled to participate, but the mission was recalled over the North Sea because of weather. One B-24 Failed to Return ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 116

    20 October 1943
    The primary target for this mission is the industrial areas of Duren, Germany. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined formation of 103 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that includes: 91BG (3); 92BG (14); 303BG (19);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 119

    3 November 1943
    October 1943 turned out to be the worst loss rate for 8th Air Force for the entire war. 2,145 B-17s and 303 B-24s had been dispatched on missions. 163 B-17s had been lost (lost rate 7.5991%) and 9 B-24s were lost (loss rate 2.9703%). These loss rates...

  • VIII Bomber Command 121

    5 November 1943
    Having had good success with P-38 escorts and limiting penetration depth into Germany this mission is directed at the railroad marshaling yards and oil refinery at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. In addition the marshaling yards at Munster, Germany are also...

  • VIII Bomber Command 131

    16 November 1943
    This mission was directed at targets in Norway. It was composed of three elements. The first element was a combined force of 189 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 384BG (21); 303BG (20); 379BG (22); 351BG (20); 91BG (20); 381BG (22); 305BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 134

    19 November 1943
    The primary target for this mission was Gelsenkirchen, Germany by adverse weather conditions and failure of the PFF equipment caused al formations to seek out targets of opportunity along the German-Dutch border. The force was composed of 168 B-17s...

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Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • Hunter Army Air Field

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Died June 2000

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2019 10:35:08 GySgt P USMC Changes to awards
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NA Form 13059 Dated 8 May 2019

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2019 12:13:03 GySgt P USMC Changes to awards
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DD214

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2019 13:52:21 GySgt P USMC Changes to person associations
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known associated from identified photos together

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2019 14:00:31 GySgt P USMC Changes to mission associations
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UPDATE MISSION LOG

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2019 12:35:19 GySgt P USMC Changes to mission associations
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Mr Watts Log of flights associated with Emil Petersen 3 missions I could not positively identify

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2019 21:43:21 GySgt P USMC Changes to aircraft associations
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update aircraft

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2019 21:09:44 GySgt P USMC Changes to aircraft associations
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open source

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2019 19:41:35 GySgt P USMC Changes to service number, role, biography, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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DD-214

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2019 13:46:43 GySgt P USMC Changes to unit associations
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adding 8th AF as connected unit

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2019 18:45:56 GySgt P USMC Changes to biography
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Grandson

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2019 13:58:13 GySgt P USMC Changes to nickname and highest rank
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Grandson

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2018 14:52:40 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, role, biography, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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Information added to UPL34882 by Robert Petersen, Son

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