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A copy of the post-mission interrogation form for Alexander Brown and his crew on 25 July 1943.
This document confirms the Load list of aircraft #905 for the Hamburg mission and shows Brown was assigned (along with other crew members) to the C unit - in other words - to the 526th Bomb Squadron.

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Units

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Daniel Angarano

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner
    Daniel J Angarano served as a gunner with the 379th Bomb Group. He was shot down on 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. He was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Glen Bozarth

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Alexander Brown

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Both B-17s 42-5820 and 42-29905 were flown by a 526BS crew captained by Lt. Alexander R. Brown. Unfortunately Alexander Brown was not available for the mission of 12 August 1943 for unknown reasons. His place was taken by Lt. Kurt W. Freund who...

  • Dale Emens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Allen Jamison

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Donald Macrae

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Prisoner of War (POW). 12 Aug 1943 shot down on Gelsenkirchen synthetic rubber mission. Prisoner in Stalag Luft lll; marched to Moosberg, VII-A, January 27, 1945 Liberated April 1945 POW

  • James Ragland

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Roberts

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Staff Sergeant Charles E. Roberts was born November 27, 1908. His next of kin were his parents, Joseph and Annie Roberts. He was from Dorcester, Massachusetts. ...

  • Francis Schaedler

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner
    Francis Schaedler served as a radio operator with the 379th Bomb Group. He was shot down on 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. He was Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • Cyrus Wallace

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. Killed in Action (KIA). He is buried in a group grave with other members of his crew at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.

Aircraft

  • 42-29905

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/3/43; New Castle 6/4/43; Metropolitan 15/4/43; New Castle 21/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-K/Z] Kimbolton 21/5/43; AFSC 7/4/44; Returned to the USA Rome 29/8/44; Hobbs 11/9/43; Kirtland 7/1/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 76

    25 July 1943
    This mission was composed of three elements. The primary targets were the diesel engine works at Hamburg, Germany; the shipyards at Kiel, Germany and the aircraft industries at Warnemude, Germany, but weather frustrated the effort. The first element...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2016 15:33:53 Lucy May Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Shared with the American Air Museum by 379th Bomb Group researcher, Mervyn Wilson.

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