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Simeon Kelly McGuire

Military

Simeon McGuire was Tail Gunner on B-17 #42-29725, shot down 3 September 1943. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Ralph Bruce

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4229725. Bruce managed to evade capture with the help of the French Resistance. He was first hidden by Frenchman Lucian Barbillon, his wife and son Gabriel, in Lucian Barbillon's house in Trilbardou, France. Bruce...

  • Hedley Cassidy

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4229725. Evaded.

  • Mike Fleszar

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4229725. Evaded.

  • Regis McDonell

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4229725. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Sabron McQueen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4229725. Evaded.

  • Robert Muir

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Robert Muir was Left Waist Gunner on B-17 #42-29725 "Hi-Lo Jack", shot down over France on the 3 September 1943 mission to Romilly-Sur-Seine (Paris). Robert managed to evade capture with the help of many French citizens and members of the Résistance,...

  • David Prosser

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4229725. Evaded. He arrived back in England 18 Dec 1943.

  • Milton Seldin

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4229725. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Bertram Theiss

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Bertram Theiss was Bombardier on board B-17 #42-29725, shot down 3 September 1943 over France. Evaded.

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Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29725 Hi-Lo Jack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-G] Bassingbourn 10/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 407BS/92BG [PY-U] Alconbury 30/7/43...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 90

    3 September 1943
    German airfields in France and the Caudron-Renault works at Paris are the targets for this mission. The mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a combined force of 168 B-17s from: 91BG (14); 351BG (19); 381BG (22); 92BG (19); 305BG ...

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Breathitt, Kentucky 12 December 1914

Breathitt, Kentucky

Lived in October 1940

Turtle Creek, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Enlisted Greensburg, PA 15601, USA 1 October 1942
Prisoned of War (POW) 3 September 1943 – 1945
Died 22 December 1972

Veterans Hospital, Lebanon, Virginia

Buried

Simeon McGuire rests at the Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery in Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 May 2020 14:03:19 ED-BB Changes to middlename, biography, events, person associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 659
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
WWII Draft Card
Veterans Affairs BIRLS death File

Date Contributor Update
07 March 2018 14:28:25 Lucy May Changes to firstname, service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Changed first name from Simon to Simeon. Sources:
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf...
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 659

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