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Dayton B Mitstifer

Military

Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 2082.

Awards: DFC, AM (3 OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Robert Spencer

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 386th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 554BS, 386BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 2082. ...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 554th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-34947 'Lady Luck'

    B-26 Marauder
    554BS, 386BG, 9AF "Lady Luck". Lost 10-Feb-44 when flak shell hit fuel tank of starboard wing, wing detached at nacelle and A/C tumbled on fire. France. 1 x POW, 5 x KIA. MACR 2082. ...

Associated Place

  • Great Dunmow

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield, two miles north-west of Great Dunmow, was built in 1942-1943 by the US Army's 818th Engineer Battalion (Aviation), alongside British contractors. B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group moved in in September 1943, and in October the Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Liberty, PA 17 December 1921

Son of Clarence and Leda B Mitstifer.

Enlisted Columbus AAF, MS 6 September 1942

Columbus AAF, Mississippi

Based Great Dunmow 1943 – 10 February 1944

Assigned to 451BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Died East of berck sur mer, France 10 February 1944 – 10 February 44

Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Feb-44 in B-26 41-34947 'Lady Luck' Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2082

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Plot D Row 5 Grave 39

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2020 20:35:20 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28714415
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763995
https://www.fold3.com/image/142432147
https://www.fold3.com/record/83321822-dayton-b-mitstifer
https://www.fold3.com/record/529912118-dayton-b-mitstifer
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56647896/dayton-b_-mitstifer

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

9th Air Force Roll of Honor (IWM in liaison with Ninth Air Force veterans and group associations, American Battle Monuments Commission, and Buddies of the Ninth Association) / B-26 memorials guide

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