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William M Arntsen

Military

Assigned to 325BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by flak and landed in Sweden on 18-Mar-45 in B-17 Flag Ship 42-97288 Interned (INT). MACR 13150

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • Harry Culver

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 325BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. Hit by flak and landed in Sweden on 18-Mar-45 in B-17 Flag Ship 42-97288 Interned (INT). MACR 13150 Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 325th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97141 'Mary Jane II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/1/44; Gr Island 15/2/44; Grenier 1/3/44; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-A] Podington 22/3/44; battle damaged Soest with Lt Culver 28/1/45, lost 2 engines, force landed continent, T/Sgt Howard B Hovis (WIA) 9 x RTD, 1 x WIA; Salvaged 9/3...

  • 42-97288 'Flagship'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/2/44; Rapid City 4/3/44; Gr Island 19/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, transferred 325BS/92BG [NV-U] Podington 7/5/44; Missing in Action Berlin 18/3/45 with Harry Culver, Cornell Christensen, Bill...

Missions

  • 886

    14 March 1945
    "1,250 Heavies Strike Tanks, Gun Factories Near Hanover" ...

  • 892

    17 March 1945

  • 894

    18 March 1945

Associated Place

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brooklyn, New York 12 December 1919
Enlisted New York City, NY 18 March 1943
Based Podington 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 325BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF.

Interned (INT) Malmo, Sweden 18 March 1945

Hit by flak and landed in Sweden on 18-Mar-45 in B-17 Flag Ship 42-97288 Interned (INT). MACR 13150

Died New Rochelle, NY 21 July 1962

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2019 21:50:03 Al_Skiff Changes to mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29444072
https://www.fold3.com/record/86576989-william-m-arntsen
http://92ndma.org/miscellaneous/Newsletters/newsletter.395.pdf

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2019 17:08:56 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29444072
https://www.fold3.com/record/86576989-william-m-arntsen

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13150/daughter

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