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Ned C Piercy

Military

Ned Piercy served as an aerial gunner with the 7th Bomb Squadron of the 34th Bomb Group. As part of Schroeder's crew, he flew missions out of Medlesham, England.

Service

Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38911

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 9/10/44; Grenier 16/10/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG Bassingbourn 5/11/44; battle damaged 18m Cologne 14/1/45 with Bill Meyer, Lauren Otting, Nello Fiorio, Mike Holloway, Steve Wuiderk, Art Miller, Bob Wagner, Bob Garrett (8 Killed in...

  • 44-6465

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 12/8/44; Grenier 21/8/44; Presque Is 1/9/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 23/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/7/45; Sth Plains 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 10/12/45. FANCY NANCY.

  • 44-8320 Bottoms Up

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 9/8/44; Long Beach 13/8/44; Grenier 27/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 30/8/44; struck 43-39056 in taxi accident at Horsching, Austria with John Hopper 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46. BOTTOMS UP.

  • 44-8736

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 12/12/44; Dow Fd 3/1/45; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 5/1/45; transferred 34BG Mendlesham 7/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/7/45; Sth Plains 8/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45.

Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

Event Location Date
Born North Carolina, USA 1922
Lived in Benton County, WA, USA March 1944
Enlisted Fort Lewis, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, USA 23 March 1944
Lived in Kingsport, TN, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2017 15:06:49 Lucy May Changes to biography and events
Sources

NARA enlistment record: https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2017 14:50:44 Lucy May Changes to service number, role, biography, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://archive.org/stream/MendleshamMemoriesTheCompleteCollection/Mendl...

34th Bomb Group Association website (http://valortovictory.tripod.com/):
http://search.freefind.com/find.html?id=20300229&pid=r&mode=ALL&n=0&quer...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1996 34th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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