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Martin D Brandt

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Tail gunner, Pry crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30009 'Feather Merchant'. Mission 336 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1397. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft XVIIB.

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People

  • Carl Baird

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Pry crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30009 'Feather Merchant'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1397. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft XVIIB. POW

  • Roger Burwell

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Pry crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS. Shot down on 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30009 'Feather Merchant'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1397. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III & VIIA.

  • Russell Frautschi

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    June - October 1943. Radio operator, 381st BG, 532nd BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30009 'Feather Merchant'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1397. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft XVIIB. POW

  • Alfred Johnson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Pry crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30009 'Feather Merchant'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1397. S/Sgt Johnson had claimed a fighter kill during the mission. Killed in Action (KIA). S/Sgt...

  • Edward LaPointe

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Pry crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30009 'Feather Merchant'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1397. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft XVIIB. POW

  • Jack Pry

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    June - October 1943. Pilot, Pry crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30009 'Feather Merchant'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1397. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. POW

  • Cecil Quinley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    June - October 1943. Co-pilot, Pry crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30009 'Feather Merchant'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1397. Captured by Russian prisoners and carried back to their...

  • Irvin Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Pry crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS. Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30009 'Feather Merchant'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1397. Killed in Action (KIA). The aircraft took multiple hits to the underside by 20mm cannon fire,...

  • Theodore Snyder

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Pry crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down on 8 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30009 'Feather Merchant'. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. MACR 1397. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID. California

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Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30009 Feather Merchant

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Pueblo 8/4/43; Hobbs 6/5/43; Presque Is 21/5/43; Dow Fd 23/5/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-G] Ridgewell 25/5/43 with Leo Jarvis, Gene Mancinelli, Dick Riley, Bill Lockhart, Harry Seymore, Warren Heintz, Harry Strecher, Chas...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

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Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 8 October 1943

Stalag Luft XVIIB

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2017 04:19:30 ARowe95 Changes to service number, biography, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1397 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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