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Wayne H Akers

Military

Crashed near Quakenbruck, GR for unknown reasons on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31096. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31096 Squirmin Squaw

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Harvard 4/10/43; Assigned 94BG Rougham 29/11/43; transferred 711BS/447BG Rattlesden /44; Missing in Action Brunswick 10/2/44 with John Jellison, Co-pilot: Billy Collins, Navigator: Don Clausen, Bombardier: Ed Bracken, Flight...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tucson, Arizona
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 February 1944

Revisions

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2534 / MACR 2534, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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