|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1920|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 1943, At Sea|
Teddy served as a First Lieutenant and Pilot on B-24 (#42-7486) "The Shark", 578th Bomber Squadron, 392nd Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.
He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on December 2, 1939, prior to the war. He was noted as being a Widower without dependents.
Teddy was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24 apparently had to ditch in the North Sea due to battle damage during the war.
He was awarded an Air Medal and a Purple Heart.
Service # O-793067
Teddy also has a "Cenotaph" at the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.
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( Below Crew Report submitted by John Dowdy )
For the second consecutive mission, the Group was given a long mission into Norway the only ones to be flown against this country during World War II. Twenty-two (22) aircraft were launched, led by the 579th, and (21) bombed the target from 12,000 ft. with very good results. Once again, enemy fighters were engaged consisting of 20-25 single and twin-engine types with Group gunners claiming (3) kills. The unit suffered (2) aircraft losses, causes unknown, and (20) aircrew casualties all MIA. This was to be the longest mission ever flown by the 392nd as it logged 10:30 hours flight duration.
MISSION LOSS CIRCUMSTANCES:
There is no specific account in the MACR on this aircrew's loss except the notation of this aircraft having been attacked by enemy fighters and suspected of having to ditch in the North Sea. There are no indications as to whether this event took place before or after the target was attacked by the Group.
Other crew members who "Gave Their All" included:
Bartholomew, Daniel, S/Sgt, Pennsylvania
Bauer, Herbert P., T/Sgt, Engineer, Pennsylvania
Berlin, William, 2nd Lt, Navigator, New York
Cattano, Joseph V., 2nd Lt, Bombardier, New York
Mehtala, Arvid, S/Sgt, Minnesota
Miller, John A., Jr., 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Missouri
Naters, Edmond R., S/Sgt, Gunner, New Jersey
Patterson, Earl A., Jr, S/Sgt, Nose Gunner, California
Watson, Harry Q., T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Ohio
Note: Entered the service from New York.
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
South Cambridgeshire District
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56289345