Gormly, R. P.

The Robert P. Gormly crew: 709th Squadron

Rattlesden, undated

Assigned SO118, 18 May 1944

Standing, L-R:
Lt. Harry A. Theurer
Lt. Gerald R. Hugunin
Lt. Robert P. Gormley
Lt. William F. Phillips
Sgt John J. Fernsler
Kneeling, L-R:
Sgt. James L. Welch
Sgt Everette A. Stamper
Sgt James E. Nairn
Sgt Myron C. Anderson
Sgt Robert C. Walters



James L. Welch


In February, 1942, Myron Anderson entered the Army Air Force and received his gunners wings in 1943. As a ball turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, he served with the 709th Bomb Squadron, 447th Bomb Group and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, European Theatre Service Ribbon with two Bronze Stars and the American Defense Ribbon. He was engaged in the Normandy Campaign and a total of 35 combat missions.






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