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Max Weinstein

Military

Shot down 11 December 1943 in B-17 #423488. Prisoner of War (POW).
His Aircraft crashed in the Friesland area of the Netherlands where he was cared for by the Dutch Underground for Six Months before he was eventually caught in Antwerp, Belgium while trying to make it back to England.

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3488 Weidner’s Wildcat

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/7/43; Scott 15/8/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-L] Gt Ashfield 25/8/43; Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Edwin Pollock, Co-pilot: Milo Raim, Navigator: Maurice Alexander, Bombardier: Max Weinstein, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, NY, USA 12 October 1916

Born in Brooklyn, New York - USA

Died Brooklyn, NY, USA 30 April 1977

Died of a Heart Attack in Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York

Buried Farmingdale, NY, USA 3 May 1977

Long Island National Cemetary - Farmingdale, NY
Section 3F - Site 2888

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2014 14:42:55 HarveNYC Changes to biography and events
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His Son

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2014 14:37:05 HarveNYC Changes to events
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His Son

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2014 14:35:43 HarveNYC Changes to highest rank
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His Son

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2014 14:10:27 HarveNYC Changes to events
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I'm his Son

Date Contributor Update
10 October 2014 13:37:28 HarveNYC Changes to events
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I'm His Son.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:56 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1665 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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