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- 10:24 AM
- I am trying to find the bomb sq. and the date that Joseph R.
Grillo, of the 323 BG, was lost near St. Vith or St. Vitz,
Belgium - possibly late 1943?
- Bill, On December 24th 1944 B26 41-34955 YU-T received a direct
flak hit between the engine and fuselage over the target,
subsequently crashing killing all on board.
The crew that day were:
1.Lts John K Fox pilot; James L Pearson copilot; 2.Lt Joseph R
Grillo bomb/nav; Sgt Ralph L Hackworth; S/Sgts Arthur H Vance;
Russell F Liebensperger (Russell F Liebensperger is buried in
Luxembourg American Cemetery, grave location D-1-22. He is listed as
being in the 455th Bomb Squadron, 323rd Bomb Group)
- ►Trevor, thanks for the
fast reply. Would you know the squadron, and airbase they flew from
and if 955 YU-T had a name or nose art? Thanks again, Bill Fraser
Bill, 41-34955 YU-T "Mission Belle" name and nose art.
Missing 26 Dec 1944.
Earls Colne, England from 14 Jun 1943
Beaulieu, England from 21 Jul 1944
A-20 Lessay, France from 26 Aug 1944
A-40 Chartres, France from 21 Sep 1944
A-69 Laon/Athies, France from 13 Oct 1944
Updated: Sunday, March 04, 2007
2007 by Kay Woods-Lopez