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Walter J Buran

Military

BTG, Koenig crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3101 'Man-O-War'. Mission #21 to the airfield at Gilze Rijen, Holland. Mix of 533rd and 535th BS crews. MACR 662. Killed in Action (KIA). Buried in the Netherlands AMC.
West Virginia

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People

  • Russell Chester

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Koenig crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3101 'Man-O-War'. Mission #21 to the airfield at Gilze Rijen, Holland. Mix of 533rd and 535th BS crews. MACR 662. Prisoner of War at stalag XVIIB. Ohio

  • Arthur Everett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Koenig crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3101 'Man-O-War'. Mission #21 to the airfield of Gilze Rijen, Holland. Mix of 533rd and 535th BS crews. MACR 662. Killed in Action (KIA). Buried at the Netherlands AMC. New York

  • Wilbert Jones

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Koenig crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3101 'Man-O-War'. Mission #21 to the airfield at Gilze Rijen, Holland. Mix of 533rd and 535th BS crews. MACR 662. Killed in Action (KIA) Buried in the Netherlands AMC. Illinois

  • Orlando Koenig

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Koenig crew. 381st BG, 535th BS (Squadron Leader), 8th AF. Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3101 'Man-O-War'. Mission #21 to the airfield at Gilze Rijen, Holland. Mixed crew of 533rd and 535th BS members. MACR 662. Prisoner of War at Stalag...

  • Joseph Mangarpan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot ; Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Koenig crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 19 August 1943 in the B-17 #42-3101 'Man-O-War'. Mission #21 to the airfield at Gilze Rijen, Holland. Mix of 533rd and 535th BS crews. MACR 662. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag...

  • Edward O'Loughlin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Koenig crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 42-3101 'Man-O-War'. Mission #21 to the airfield at Gilze Rijen, Holland. Mix of 533rd and 535th BS crews. MACR 662. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag...

  • Leo Perkins

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Koenig crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3101 'Man-O-War.' Mission #21 to the airfield at Gilze Rijen, Holland. Mix of 533rd and 535th BS crews. MACR 662. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB. ...

  • Eugene Sabourin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Koenig crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS. Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3101 'Man-O-War'. Mission #21 to the airfield at Gilze Rijen, Holland. Mix of 533rd and 535th crews. MACR 662. Killed in Action (KIA). Germans interred his body near...

  • Leonard Spivey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    January - August 1943. Navigator, Koenig crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 19 August 1943 in B-17 #42-3101 'Man-O-War'. Mission #21 to the airfield at Gilze Rijen, Holland. Mix of 533rd and 535th crews. MACR 662. Prisoner of War at Stalag...

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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...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • 535th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3101 Man O' War

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/2/43; Presque Is 28/4/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG Alconbury 1/5/43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP- ] Ridgewell 21/7/43; Missing in Action 3+m Gilze Rijen 19/8/43 with Orlando Koenig*, Co-pilot: Joe Mangarpan#, Navigator: Leon Spivey*,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 85

    19 August 1943
    The German airfields at Gilze-Rijen, Holland and Woensdrecht, Holland are the targets for this mission. The attacks will be made by two elements. The first element is a combined force of 125 B-17s from: 91BG (8); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (19);...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) Hollland 19 August 1943
Died 19 August 1943
Buried

Plot J
Row 3
Grave 19

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2017 03:26:53 ARowe95 Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 662, www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 662 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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