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Mario W Del Re Jr

Military

Shot down 16 August 1943 in B-17 42-30001 'Mary Ann' Prisoner of War (POW).

4th Mission. Injured when A/C blew up and he was thrown from plane. Spent time in Bahjnon, FR hospital, then Luftwaffe Interogation Center outside Frankfurt.

Repatriated Jan, 45.

POW

Service

People

  • Raymond Bidwell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30001. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

  • 42-30001 MARY ANN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-E] Kimbolton 23/6/43; Missing in Action Le Bourget 16/8/43 with Raymond H. Bidwell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Cannell, Ball turret gunner: Tom Johnson...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tulare, California 14 December 1919
Prisoner of war 16 August 1943 – January 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 September 2020 21:20:25 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
Sources

Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1297, self

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