Discussion in 'Living History' started by Brayden Allen, Mar 19, 2017.
Happy to help. It's what we do.
The implication here on the ball gunner's entry is that while Flak may have done the initial damage, she may have been finished off by fighters:
Charles R Priest | American Air Museum in Britain
This is not my area, though. No idea what these records are based on, whether interview or report.
Think this is your Grandad:
James B Kiser | American Air Museum in Britain
There is a facility to fill out his details, I think.
May well be worth searching the rest of the crew on there. Someone could have fleshed out 42-31910's story.
William U Brownlow | American Air Museum in Britain
Jack R Wallace | American Air Museum in Britain
Stephen J Simpson | American Air Museum in Britain
Bombardier (Your Grandad, as above) :
James W Kiser | American Air Museum in Britain
F/Engnr / Turret Gunner:
Clarence A Kelly | American Air Museum in Britain
Ball Turret Gunner (as above) :
Charles R Priest | American Air Museum in Britain
Wilson Rossignol | American Air Museum in Britain
Glenn E Wood | American Air Museum in Britain
John H Winter | American Air Museum in Britain
Tail Gunner 2 (?)
Henry Rife Jr | American Air Museum in Britain
Sadly no more details on each chap, though any one of those names might link to more information on the loss.
John H. Winter | American Battle Monuments Commission
Fields of Glory, Grave marker etc: WINTER, John H
Lou, searching the aircraft # 42-31910 reveals some documents on that Fold 3 thing.
No idea if just the info above though.
OP, (Brayden Allen), are you on Facebook? I have a friend that was one of my Marines from when I did my reserve time. When I came off active duty you had an IRR (Individual Ready Reserve period that you could do in an inactive status subject to recall or as a non-obligatory drilling reservist, I chose to do my time as a drilling reservist). He lives in South Carolina now at Folly Beach but he's Director of Historic House Museums for Historic Columbia, so he works mid-way to you. He's involved in some Colonial period, Revolutionary War period and US Marine Corps living history groups. I could put you in touch with him and he could probably give you further direction as to local groups. I keep in touch with him on Facebook so I could steer you in his direction that way.
In this case you'd be best off tagging along with an existing group. They can loan you gear for events and allow you to gradually acquire what you need. They often sell off stuff they no longer need when they buy new stuff so you can get into the hobby cheaper.
I think I'd hold off on commanding my own group until I actually knew what I was doing. There are a lot of bad groups out there and IMHO ruin the hobby and give an inaccurate historical representation. Beware the Authenstapo! They're idiots that can't see the forests for the trees.
Would this be him?
Wow. Great find indeed.
I have to admit I didn't search too far. It was late and I was on my way to bed. Good finds.
This Twitter page has some documents from the Mar 4, 44, mission: 95th Bomb Group WWII (@95thBG1943) | Twitter
This entry (interrogation forms) lists AC #1910 on page 9: 440304091b.pdf
This one (Ops Rpt) mentions #1910 in item #3, Lost Aircraft, at the bottom of page 3: 440304091a.pdf
The 6th entry from the top, on the main page (link at top), has part of the formation map showing the Brownlow crew
USMCPrice That would be great. I'd love to get information about the hobby.
Here's the link to my Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007132697732
I'll send it to him tomorrow and request he contact you about it.
Hey Steve. Nice to see you around. How do you like the new setup? Hope you'll contribute here.
Your friend still hasn't messaged me. If he wants to, he can shoot me an email- firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm looking to get involved in reenacting as well (here in Michigan, of course). When you're looking to put together uniforms and field equipment (whether it be American or German), I would recommend checking out atthefront.com. They make everything to spec (literally) and for a pretty decent price (considering the craftsmanship). So many impressions are ruined by inferior/inaccurate uniforms and equipment. I know there are other vendors who offer quality products, but I'm most familiar with At the Front. If you come across any other good vendors for high quality American gear at a decent price, please let me know.
Good luck in your endeavors!
RangerClapp One that I have just recently found is WW2 - Military - Outdoor - Surplus - your one-stop Military Shop! - Epic Militaria To me it seems like a good site and it looks like they've got good quality stuff. It's a little cheaper that At the Front.
I've been giving occasional thoughts about reenacting. Not sure what to do as I am too dang old to dress up like a private or junior NCO, which is where I guess you kinda have to start at. Most 50plus year olds back then wore a bit more brass than a novice reenactor should jump out there wearing.
Oh yeah, BTW, Roll Tide!