Assigned to 464FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Alecon, France; dive bombed road transport, bomb blast caused his A/C to crash, baled out Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7926
Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.
The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...
Assigned to 464FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Alecon, France with Lt Fred Larner; dive bombed road transport, bomb blast caused A/C to crash, baled out Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7926
Military site : airfield
Built during 1940-41 as a fighter base satellite for RAF Middle Wallop, Ibsley opened in 1941 when incomplete. It eventually had three concrete runways, 18 hardstandings plus 18 double pen dispersals, and two Bellman plus 12 blister hangars, after...
|Born||Southern Pines, NC||28 December 1918|
Son of Etta Elizabeth Larner.
|Enlisted||Jamaica, NY||31 March 1941|
Jamaica, New York
|Based||1944 – 29 July 1944|
Assigned to 464FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF.
|Prisoner of War (POW)||Rennes, France||29 July 1944 – May 1945|
Prisoner of War (POW) Held at Rennes Military Hospital, France.
|Died||Geneva, NY||2 November 1977|
|Buried||Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, Ontario County, NY||5 November 1977|
|19 June 2020 20:45:42||Al_Skiff||Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations|