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Kenneth Ellsworth Frazee

Military

Prisoner of War (POW). Was Pilot of B-24 #42-50511 which crashed near Surbourg, Alsace, France on 5 September 1944. MACR 8599.

Service

People

  • Paul Anderson

    Military | Captain | Observer | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Surburg in B-24 #4250511

  • Edward Appel

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Co-Pilot, Bomber Pilot, Fighter Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Edward Appel was one of the few Pilots who completed tours both in a Bomber Group (30 missions) and as a fighter pilot (17 missions) in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). His bomber was the B-24 Liberator the Latrine Rumor, B-24 (Number 42...

  • William Beasley

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Surburg in B-24 #4250511 on 9/5/44

  • Charles Davis

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Surburg in B-24 #42-50511, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Curtis Hodges

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed Near Surburg in B-24 #4250511

  • Raymond Keller

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Surburg on 9/5/44 in B-24 #4250511

  • Maynard Latten

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 389th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed near Surburg in B-24 #4250511

  • Theodore Rachel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 389th Bomb Group
    Crashed near Surburg in B-24 42-50511, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • George Steele

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 389th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Surbug in B-24 #4250511

  • Charles Steinforth

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 389th Bomb Group
    Evaded (EVD) Crashed near Surburg on 9/5/44 in B-24 #4250511

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Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...

Aircraft

  • 42-50511

    B-24 Liberator
    This plane was piloted by Lt Frazee and co-pilot Captain Edward Appel on its last mission on 5 September 1944. Its target was the Marshalling yards near Karlsruhe. It was flying deputy lead and on formation instruments nearly all the way. Just before...

Missions

  • 605

    5 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Georgetown, Mississippi, USA 22 April 1923

Winsted, Connecticut

Lived in 1942

Litchfield, Connecticut

Enlisted 20 September 1942

Hartford, Connecticut

Prisoner of War (POW) 5 September 1944 – 1945

Interned at Stalag Luft 1 in Barth, Germany. NARA WWII POW records : "Returned to Military Control 20 June 1945."

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2018 16:16:58 ED-BB Changes to surname, middlename, service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

It's Frazee not Frazes...
MACR 8599
WWII Draft Cards
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8599 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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