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George S Bardsley

Military

BTG, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crash landed 22 June 1943 on the first 381st operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Wounded. Completed 25 missions.

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People

  • Charles Brinton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Schenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Wounded on 22 June when B17 #42-3215 "Linda Mary" piloted by Lt. M. Schenk crash landed on an English field. The crew was returning from Mission #1 to Antwerp, Belgium. Brinton was taken to the 12th Evac...

  • Shirley Goucher

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crash landed 22 June 1943 on return on the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Wounded. Canton, MA Search of T/Sgt Goucher shows he was born in the Channel Islands, Great Britain.

  • William Grant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crashed on 22 June 1943 returning from the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Wounded. ...

  • Tom Kehley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crash landed 22 June 1943 on return from the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary".

  • Mitchell LaBuda

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. June 22, 1943 'Devils Angel' B17 42-29984 Crash landed 22 June 1943 on the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Wounded. Completed 46 missions.

  • John Sinclair

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio Operator, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crash landed on 22 June, 1943 on the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Received Silver Star for pulling the wounded TG S/Sgt Sloan from his guns, tended to his wounds...

  • James Sloan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner, Tail gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Shenk, M. crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crash landed on 22 June 1943 on the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Wounded. Completed 25 missions. Tulsa, OK

  • George Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Shenk crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Crash landed on 22 June 1943 on the 381st first operational mission on B-17 #42-29984 "Linda Mary". Wounded. ...

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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. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29984 Linda Mary

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 22/3/43; Cheyenne 31/3/43; Oklahoma City 6/4/43; Romulus 12/4/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG Ridgewell 16/6/434; battle damaged 1m lost two engines over Antwerp 22/6/43 with Martin Shenk, Co-pilot: Bill Grant, Navigator: Tom Kehley,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 65

    22 June 1943
    The German rubber industry (Chemische Werke Hüls AG) at Marl (district Hüls-Nord), Germany, is the primary objective of this mission and is assigned to the Bomb Groups with the most expericence. Also the industrial area of Antwerp, Belgium is assigned...

Associated Place

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Based June 1943 – December 1943
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2018 02:27:46 ARowe95 Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999,

www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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