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Linden K Voight

Military

Shot down 26 July 1943 in B-17 #41-24417 'Dixie Demo'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30199 'Wicked WAAC', Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

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People

  • Leland Dowden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Leland A Dowden was assigned to the 369th Bomb Squadron on 1 October 1943. He completed one mission as a bombardier with William Hilton and his crew, before being shot down on 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30199 'Wicked WAAC. ' ...

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 41-24417 Dixie Demo II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 92BG Bangor 14/7/42; 97BG 24/8/42; dam 21/10/42; BAD 24/10/42; 369BS/306BG [WW-M] Thurleigh /10/42; ditched North Sea, off Cromer, Nfk., 26/7/43 with Alphonse Maresh, Co-pilot: Bob Hoyt, Navigator: Jim Brown, Bombardier: Art Isaac, Flight...

  • 42-30199 The Wicked WAAC

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Westover 9/6/43; Dow Fd 10/6/43; Presque Is 13/6/43; Rome Fd 15/6/43; Patterson 27/6/43; Bolling 4/7/43; Louisville 8/8/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-R] Thurleigh 24/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Denver, Colorado
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 14 October 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Died 1 May 1954

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 December 2020 21:17:35 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations
Sources

Added a S/N and a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
12 December 2020 21:13:17 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor; MACR 821, Losses of the 8th & 9th AF Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 197-8

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