Russell Nikola Van Noy
1st Lt 0-679404 614th
1922 - 1944
Bombardier aboard 42-38162
Madingley cemetery, Camebridge, England.
Wall of missing
1922 - 1944
Russell was born Sep 20, 1922, Hickman, Fulton, Kentucky.
On Jul 10, 1941 he enlisted to the air corps.
In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
His last mission, Apr 9, 1944, target: Marienburg , Germany, the Group was attacked by a number
of FW 190's.
The B-17 , piloted by Lt. William R. Dawes, had its nose blown off and was seen going into the Baltic sea
There were no survivors of the crew, which was nearing the end of its tour.
He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal
In 1944, when Russell died on the age of 21 he left behind his family :
His father, R G Vannoy, age 69
His mother, Bridie Vannoy, age 53
Marienburg, located in East Prussia, was the most distant target yet bombed by the 401st.
Enroute back from the target, while over the Baltic Sea, the Group was attacked by a number of FW 190's.
AC was seen going into the sea.
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