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Donald C Arns

Military

Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30262 'Tech Supply'. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

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. ...

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30262 Tech Supply

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 12/6/43; Gt Falls 16/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 12/7/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 13/7/43; transferred 568BS/390BG [BI-K] Framlingham 8/43; Missing in Action (12m) Munster...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 October 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 16:44:44 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

Added a connection to the 8th AF. Added a connection to the 8th AF mission for 10 Oct 1943.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 16:37:35 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2019 04:24:50 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
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Added S/N & POW camp per info on WW2 POWs at the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 862 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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