James C PERRY


"Papy"

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER0-662822
AGE28 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1915 TEXAS
STATEHunt County TEXAS
FAMILYDivorced
RANK1st Lieutenant
FONCTIONPilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENTClerk, General OfficeTX
DATE of ENLISTEMENT19 December 1941 Cadet dans US Air Force Dallas TEXAS
SQUADRON366th Bomber Squadron
GROUP305th Bomber Group Heavy
ARMY8th US Air Force
DATE OF DEATH27 May 1943
(May 29, 1943 for the American Administration)
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STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHSector St Nazaire
DATA PLAN

B 17 F - 70 - BO codé KY - G

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Matricule 42-29792 - leader of the group
Basé à Chelveston NORTHAMPTONSHIRE -UK- Station 105
Mission: Attack of the submarine base at St Nazaire
Mission N°61 - Heure du bombardement : 17 h 07
Shot by flak

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
L162
DECORATION
Air MedalPhoto FDLM
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
 

 

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STORY
 


Crew of B-17 Fortress - type F-70-BO - s/n 42-29792 KY*G

 

 Lieutenant

James C PERRY

Pilot Dead - Cemetery American BrittanyL-16-2 perry james tombe
Lieutenant 

Robert S RODDY

CoPilot Dead - Rose Hill Cemetery Bells TEXAS
Lieutenant 

Herbert P KORENKO

Bomber Dead - Cemetery American BrittanyN-2-10 korenko herbert tombe
 Lieutenant

Russell B ROSE

Navigator Dead
 Staff Sergeant

John R GEMMEL

Gunner Dead - Cemetery American BrittanyO-5-5 gemmel john tombe
Sergeant 

Michael MACINSKY

Gunner Dead - Cemetery American  Neupre C-25-13
 Sergeant

Ralph A VITELLO

Gunner Dead - Cemetery American Brittany A-1-12  vitello ralph tombe
 Sergeant

Raymond H ALLABY

Gunner Prisoner - Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow
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Stèle en mémoire de l'équipage du B17

 

B-17F (n°42-29792) shot down over St Nazaire on May 29th 1943.
The mission 42-29792 participated in was one of 61 that the USAAF did and the 9th US bombing of St Nazaire. The objective remained the submarine pens. According to data collected from M Lugez's interview of the sole survivor, Sgt Raymond H Allaby (tail gunner), the plane was hit by AA fire at 8400m while dropping its bombs on the submarine pens. The AA fire hit the wings and front of the plane.
Reference M Lugez's « Missions de bombardements Américains sur Saint-Nazaire » published in 1998 with Ouest France (ISBN 2-7373-2280-4).

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SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOMonty Mc DANIEL - Clive TIRLEMONT - Aad.archives.gov
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud