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Paul S Finot

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Neustadt on 11/5/44 in B-17 'Pensy-Belle' #4337884

Service

Units served with

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 848th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37884 PENSY-BELLE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 1/7/44; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 with Clarry Bridwell, Floyd Norman, Dick Colyer, Wendell Cole, Jack Provolt, Ed Longer, John Porterfield, Bob Joyce (8...

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born St Louis, Missouri, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 5 November 1944

Revisions

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10325 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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