Shaddix, Winans Cornell, Maj

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1091-Pilot, B-17
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1958-1960, 4341, 384th Organizational Maintenance Squadron
Service Years
1940 - 1960
Major

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Double Springs
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jun 30, 2007
 
Location of Interment
Blooming Youth Cemetery - Double Springs, AL 35553, Alabama
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin Air Force Retired Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 Honorable Discharge Emblem (WWII)




 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Fallen Fortress by Tom Bartlett:

After being shot down on April 27, 1944, Cornell evaded the enemy with the help of the Belgium & French People. He was involved in some underground work to cause trouble to the German Soldiers. He later was repatrioted back to England on September 6, 1944. He was given some time off and tried hard to join the forces in the Pacific Theater but was denied. Finally he was able to rejoin the 100 Bomb Group and was assigned to the 351 Bomb Squadron. He stayed in the service and flew B-47s in SAC for 10 years. He retired in 1960.
   
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World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
Start Year
1942
End Year
1944

Description
(Air Offensive, Europe Campaign 4 July 1942 to 5 June 1944) Pre-war doctrine had held that waves of bombers hitting enemy cities would cause mass panic and the rapid collapse of the enemy. As a result, the Royal Air Force had built up a large strategic bomber force. By way of contrast, Nazi German air force doctrine was almost totally dedicated to supporting the army. Therefore, German bombers were smaller than their British equivalents, and Germany never developed a fully successful four engined heavy bomber equivalent to the Lancaster or B-17, with only the similarly sized Heinkel He 177 placed into production and made operational for such duties with the Luftwaffe in the later war years.

The main concentration of German raids on British cities was from September 7, 1940 until May 10, 1941 in the most famous air battle of all time, known as the Battle of Britain. Facing odds of four against one the RAF held off the mighty Luftwaffe forcing Hermann Wilhelm Göring to withdraw his forces and more importantly indefinitely postpone invasion plans. This proved the first major turning point of the War. After that most of the strength of the Luftwaffe was diverted to the war against the Soviet Union leaving German cities vulnerable to British and later American air bombings. As a result of the victory, Great Britain was used by U.S and other Allied forces as a base from which to begin the D-Day landings in June 1944 and the liberation of Nazi-occupied Western Europe. 

From 1942 onwards, the efforts of Bomber Command were supplemented by the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces, U.S. Army Air Forces units being deployed to England to join the assault on mainland Europe on July 4, 1942. Bomber Command raided by night and the US forces by day. 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1943
To Year
1943
 
Last Updated:
12 days ago
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

762nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy

355th Wing - Desert Lightning

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  1363 Also There at This Battle:
  • Allen, Herman Fredrick, Col, (1942-1945)
  • Armstrong, Donald C., SSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Baer, John Willard, Brig Gen, (1943-1972)
  • Becay Jr., Frank, TSgt, (1942-1945)
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