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Rufus Luther Berry

Military

Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Dassburg rail bridge in B-26 43-34300 left formation shortly after IP, last seen vicinity of Ettelbruck. 23-Jan-45. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11924

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Weldon Babin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Dassburg rail bridge in B-26 43-34300 left formation shortly after IP, last seen vicinity of Ettelbruck. 23-Jan-45. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11924 Awards: PH.

  • Charles Lipscomb

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio-Waist Gunner | 394th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 586 and 587BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. ...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-34300

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Dassburg rail bridge left formation shortly after IP, last seen vicinity of Ettelbruck. 23-Jan-45. 6 x KIA MACR 11924

Associated Place

  • Boreham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1943-1944, it was used by B-26 Marauder bombers of the Ninth Air Force's 394th Bomb Group in 1944. The 315th Troop Carrier Group were temporary lodgers at the airfield in 1945, shortly before it closed. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Abilene, TX 4 June 1922

Son of Rufus Luther Snr and Mary Levania [Doss] Berry.

Enlisted Dallas, TX 5 February 1943
Based Boreham November 1944 – 23 January 1945

Assigned to 586BS, 394BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Ettelbruck, Germany 23 January 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Dassburg rail bridge in B-26 43-34300 left formation shortly after IP, last seen vicinity of Ettelbruck. 23-Jan-45. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11924

Buried Abilene Municipal Cemetery Abilene, TX 1948

Re-Interred
Abilene Municipal Cemetery
Abilene,
Taylor County, TX

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2018 17:05:38 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/319194112?terms=R%20L%20Berry
https://www.fold3.com/image/46711158
https://www.fold3.com/record/84816958-r-l-berry-jr
https://www.fold3.com/image/625474005?terms=R%20L%20Berry
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21845717/rufus-luther-berry

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