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Joseph A Bennett

Military

Shot down by fighters on mission to Oschersleben on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #41-24619 'S For Sugar'. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24619 S-for-Sugar

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-S] Bangor 5-Oct-42; Molesworth 25-Oct-42; 52m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11-Jan- 44 with Tom Simmons, Co-pilot: Fred Reichel, Navigator: Bill Clyatt, Bombardier: Dick Vaughan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wallace...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 11 January 1944

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2020 23:13:47 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.
Added POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1923 / MACR 1923; Hell's Angels Newsletter May 2001, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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