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Weldon B Frantz

Military

After being hit by flak on a mission to St Jean d'Angely airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31363 was ditched in the Bay of Biscay. Prisoner of War (POW). Completed 4 missions.

POW

Service

People

  • Rene Fix

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Assigned to 368BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF. After being hit by flak on a mission to St Jean d'Angely airfield, FR on 27 Mar 1944, Lt Fix successfully ditched B-17 42-31363 in the Bay of Biscay, saving all crewmembers. A German seaplane picked up aircrew. Lt...

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31363 Vapor Trail

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/6/43; Gr Island 7/11/43; Nashville 13/11/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Thurleigh 19/12/43; Missing in Action Tours 27/3/44 with Pilot: Rene Fix, Co-Pilot: Weldon Franz, Navigator: Pete Kenny, Bombardier: Chas Hill, Flight...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) France 27 March 1944

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2015 14:10:52 A. van Erp Changes to service number and events
Sources

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=466&mtch=1&tf=F&q=Frant...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3479 / MACR 3479, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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