James F GRAYSON

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-675338 (16019057)
AGE20 yo
DATE OF BIRTH15 july 1923
STATEWilliamson Country ILLINOIS
FAMILYParent: J F & Nellie GRAYSON
RANK2nd Lieutenant
FONCTIONCoPilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSales clerksIL
DATE of ENLISTEMENT20 august 1941 Peoria ILLINOIS
SQUADRON508th Bomb Squadron
GROUP351st Bomb Group
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH27 august 1943grayson james f
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHVillers-sir-Simon - GIVENCHY
DATA PLANB-17 Fortress - type F-65-BO - s/n 42-29716 YB*A "The Venus"
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Macr: 469
Mission: Watten-Eperlecques (62) : mission 87 - Blockhaus V2
Take off: Station 110 Polebrook, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Shot by hunters Messerschmitt Me109 - Around 19h05 - Explosion at 15000 feet
CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

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STORY
 

Crew 42-29716

B-17 Fortress - type F-65-BO - s/n 42-29716 YB*A

"The Venus"

1st Lieutenant William J SUIT Pilot USAAF dead - Arlington Cem. Virginia  O-418350 - 24 yo - Born 10/11/1918 - DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
2nd Lieutenant James F GRAYSON CoPilot USAAF dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer 

O-675338 - AM/PH - 20 yo - Born 15/07/1923 -

Son of J F & Nellie Grayson - ILLINOIS 

2nd Lieutenant Bennie H Jr BELL Navigator USAAF Prisoner O-673455 - LOUISIANA - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia
2nd Lieutenant Myron L JOHNSON Bomb USAAF Prisoner O-735959 - ILLINOIS - Camp inconnu
T/Sergeant Alexander B NOE Gunner USAAF Prisoner 34306842 - NORTH CAROLINA - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
T/Sergeant Bertil E ERICKSON Rad USAAF Escaped

33248286 - Né le 25/08/1921 - Grassflat, PENNSYLVANIA USA

Supported by network Bourgogne

Evasion by Pyrenees/Espagne/Gibraltar - Come Back UK 06/02/1944 -

S/Sergeant Joseph M MAY Gunner USAAF Prisoner 39255708 - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
S/Sergeant Louis A LOCHEN Gunner USAAF Prisoner 17050387 - MINNESOTA USA - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf
S/Sergeant Lionel D MOUNT Gunner USAAF dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer  12166134 - AM+2/PH - Né en 1920 - Erie Co, NEW-YORK USA
S/Sergeant Orville Gerald GREENE Gunner USAAF Evadé

32143679 - Né le 15/11/1919 - Hamilton, ONTARIO CANADA

Supported by network Bourgogne

Evasion by Pyrénées/Espagne/Gibraltar - Come back UK 05/02/1944 -

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Standing: Alexander B NOE, William J SUIT, James F GRAYSON, Bennie H BELL, Myron L JOHNSON, Bertil E ERICKSON.

Crouching: Orville G GREENE, Joseph M MAY, Louis A LOCHEN, Lionel D MOUNT.

(Sources :jean-pierre.cabaret.pagesperso-orange.fr)

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