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Horace E Stewart Jr

Military

Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. 14 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Killed in Action (KIA). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. Last seen trying to open the waist door of the war-weary bomber. It is presumed he lost consciousness.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Raymond Scranton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. 14 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircaft exploded. Killed in Action (KIA). 10-May-44. MACR 4836. ...

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 815th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29856 'Patches'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 22/3/43; Tinker 9/4/43; Nashville 13/4/43; Morrison 18/4/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 5/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; transferred 815BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action Weiner Neustadt 10/5...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born 16 December 1917

Son of Horace E Snr and Susie Stewart.

Enlisted Knoxville, TN, USA 16 September 1940

Knoxville, Tennessee

Lived in Knoxville, TN, USA 1941
Based Tortorella March 1944 – 10 May 1944

Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Wiener Neustadt, Austria 10 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Killed in Action (KIA). 10-May-44. MACR 4836.

Buried 11 May 1944

Saint Avold Cemetery
Metz
France.

Buried Knoxville National Cemetery Knoxville Knox County, TN 7 June 1950

Re-Interred
Knoxville National Cemetery
Knoxville
Knox County
TN, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2021 16:22:27 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763313
https://www.fold3.com/record/709070033/stewart-horace-e-u-s-veterans-gra...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58466214/horace-e-stewart
Removed # from A/C serial No. to aid clarity and consistency

Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 19:31:04 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2016 10:20:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-29856&Submit6=Go
https://etvma.org/veterans/horace-e-stewart-jr-7971/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58466214

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