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Merl Eugene Martin

Military

Merl Martin was Engineer/Top Turret gunner on B-17 #42-30222 on the 6 September 1943 mission to Stuttgart. A/C shot down by fighters, crashed between Longsols and Bouy-Luxembourg, NE of Troyes, France. Evaded (EVD)

Service

People

  • Richard Bowman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230222 'Lone Wolf. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Burnett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230222 'Lone Wolf. ' Evaded.

  • William Chapman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230222 'Lone Wolf. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Alfred Kramer

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230222 'Lone Wolf. ' Evaded.

  • Allen Priebe

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator / Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230222 'Lone Wolf. ' Evaded.

  • Walter Soukup

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230222 'Lone Wolf. ' Evaded.

  • Arthur Swap

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230222 'Lone Wolf. ' Evaded.

  • Joseph Thomas

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230222 'Lone Wolf. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • William Vickless

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4230222 'Lone Wolf. ' Evaded.

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30222 Lone Wolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Dow Fd 19/6/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 10/6/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Alf Kramer, Co-pilot: Arthur Swap, Bombardier: Bob Burnett, Flight engineer/top turret...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 21 December 1921
Evaded France 6 September 1943 – 26 December 1943
Lived in

Rockville, Indiana

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2021 08:18:46 GuyAllanFarrin@me.com Changes to media associations
Sources

Beau Béte: The true story of a Royal Marine sniper assigned to Ian Fleming's WWII intelligence unit. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08R7XYHXW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_60BCBKV1N...

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2020 12:25:47 ED-BB Changes to firstname
Sources

It's Merl not Merle...

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2020 12:20:39 ED-BB Changes to middlename, firstname, service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Escape & Evasion Report E&E 294 (NARA)
Associated Media

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3129 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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