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Preston Ronald F.

Name:
Ronald F. Preston
Rank:
Sergeant
Serial Number:
12170671
Unit:
407th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1944-01-29
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Decoration:
Purple Heart
Comments:

Sgt Ronald F. Preston, belly gunner of the B-17 42-30711 "Fertile Turtle Myrtle", took off from station 109 Podington, Bedfordshire, UK on a bombing mission over Frankfurt. The plane was hit by flak, causing the crew to bail out, but Lt Friedrich Lange of 6./JG26 finished them off at 1241, killing 8 crewmen, including Preston.