Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 340th Bomb Group
The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...
Activated on 20 August 1942. The 340th. Bombardment Group trained with B-25's for duty overseas. They arrived in the Mediterranean theater in March 1943. Assigned first to the Ninth Air Force and later (in August 1943) to the Twelfth. Served in combat...
Named for McKinley Junior High School in Muncie, Indiana, whose students had raised $200,000 to "buy a bomber."
Military site : airfield
|Born||Uniontown, PA||3 June 1921|
|Lived in||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||15 February 1942|
112 W. North Street
Worked for McCulloch Engineering Co.
|Enlisted||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||9 June 1942|
|Buried||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||9 September 1943|
Wood National Cemetery
|Shot Down/Captured||near Gricigliana Railroad Bridge, Italy||22 June 1944|
|POW||Tychowo, Poland||July 1944 – May 1945|
Stalag Luft IV
|Died||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||5 September 1973|
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