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Paul E Brown

Military

On a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, another B-17 from the 388th went out of control after being attacked by fighters and collided with B-17G #42-40054 which exploded and crashed SE of Emmen, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Edward Gwinnell

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Right Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Donald Marble

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1184863

  • John Thompson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Ned Transou

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30207 Big Red

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 11/5/43; Smoky Hill 9/6/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG [ -T] Knettishall 14/6/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 27/3/44 with Julius Lederman, Co-pilot: Waite Law, Bombardier: John Luzell (3 Prisoner of War)...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Joplin, Missouri

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3092, Losses of teh 8th & 9th Air Forces

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