Dedicated to Wm. L Ross III Service to the Army Air Corps and his Collection of 12th Air Force   97th Bomb Group   414th Squadron History in Algeria and Tunisia, January-July 1943

 

Site Edited and Maintained by his son-in-law  Doug Cook 

Last update August 16, 2014

Contacts from 97th BG and 414th Squadron Welcome!

 

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97th BG History under the 8th AF, 12th AF, and 15th AF

   

97 BG Moto Venit Hora”  The hour has come…

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97th BG Bomb Squadrons: 340th, 341st, 342nd, and 414th

 

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414th BS LOGO “On a Wing and a Prayer” after the B-17 “All American” Story

 

8th Air Force

12th Air Force

15th Air Force

WWII

97th BOMB GROUP (Heavy)

414th SQUADRON INDEX

 

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Comments and Corrections from Readers

 

B-17 Specs

 

B-17 Flight Instruction Video

 

Col. Wm. L. Ross III  Biography and Career Chronology

 

Col. Wm. L. Ross III  Air Mission Awards Announcements

 

Air Medals Explained

 

12 Air Force 97th Bomb Group 414th Squadron Chronology

 

97th Bomb Group Reunion 2006

 

B-17 Heavy Bomber Pilot Training

 

Transport to Base in Tunisia

 

North Africa Campaign Video

 

414th BS “On a Wing and a Prayer”   - Video

 

97th BG Precision bombing of Rome-  Video

 

414th BS 1943 Bombing Foggia, Italy- Video

 

414th  BS B-17 Ball Turret Gunner  Frank Dancey’s story and DANCEY MISSION LOG

 

414th BS Pilot Col. Hank Tillman’s story and TILLMAN MISSION LOG

 

414th BS Pilot Col. Robert Rast’s story: B-17 downed on 49th mission and became POW

 

414th BS Pilot Truman W. Cummings  B-17 ‘Ther-N-Bak

Career Pan Am Pilot

 

414th BS Pilot 2nd Lt. Paul B. Slaten   KIA  July 6, 1943

 

414th BS Navigator Lt. Harry C. Nuessle:  B-17  All American” Story

 

B-17 Pilot Will S. Arnett’s Combat Diary  - 301st and 97th BG

 

414th BS B-17 Top Turret Gunner / Flight Engineer Tech Sgt Ray Womack’s story and Mission Log

 

414th  BS  B-17 Tail Gunner S/Sgt. Kenneth Tucker’s  book

‘Last Roll Call’ :    B-17 “Kwitchurbitchin  Shot down over the Adriatic Dec. 25, 1944

 

414th BS  B-17 Tail Gunner

Sgt. Ned S. Smith

 

414th BS B-17 Engineer

SFC Doug (Jenkinson) Laurence

 

414th BS  B-17 Ordinance & Gunnery Maintenance Crew

Sgt. Lloyd A. Merrifield

 

340th BS  B-17 Tail Gunner

S/Sgt. William R. Bowers

 

341st BS B-17 Radioman and Gunner Lt. Col. Jesse S. Raybourn

 

414th Squadron Planes and Crews to 1943

 

414th Squadron Planes 1944-45

 

414th Sq. Missions, Targets, and Combat Action

 

R&R in Algeria and  Tunisia

 

Tunisia Camp Photos

 

Email Doug Cook

 

 

 

 

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414th Bomb Squadron B-17 in flight

 

 

LIFE  Magazine Mar. 1, 1943    Tunis Airfield Bombed

 

 

12 Air Force 1st Fighter Group 71st Fighter Squadron 

 

97th Bomb Group B-17 escort

P-38 Pilot  Major Fredric Arnold

 

P-38 Specs

 

 

B-17 Memphis Belle (Hollywood movie)

In Heavy Flak - video

 

WW II : RARE COLOR FILM : B-17 MEMPHIS BELLE : 

 25TH MISSION (actual 1943 combat action)

 

B-17 vs fighters - video

 

B-17 Raid Schweinfurt-video

 

97th BG 414th BS B-17 “Dottie  Crash  Feb. 27, 1945 Includes crew stories

 

Link to more WWII Air Combat Video

 

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97th Bomb Group Memorial at Wright Patterson Museum Dayton, OH

(photo credit Bob Lineberger)

 

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