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Dugger C West


Crashed near Berlin on 3 Feb 45 in B-17 #44-8379, Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 351st Bomb Squadron


  • 44-8379

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 29/8/44; Hunter 25/9/44; Grenier 3/10/44; Assigned as PFF 351BS/100BG [EP-J] Thorpe Abbotts 12/10/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Capt John Ernst {Wounded in Action}, Art Jacobson, Lou Chappell, Stewart Gillison {Ex nav},...


Event Location Date
Born Sanoga Park, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 3 February 1945

Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12


Date Contributor Update
31 August 2020 03:30:44 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations

Added a connection to the 100th BG per MACR #12046 at

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2020 03:25:44 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2020 03:24:16 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12046 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database