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Elvin N Cocherall


Shot down 16 August 1943 in B-17 #4230001. Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Raymond Bidwell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30001. Killed in Action (KIA).

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30001 MARY ANN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-E] Kimbolton 23/6/43; Missing in Action Le Bourget 16/8/43 with Raymond H. Bidwell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Cannell, Ball turret gunner: Tom Johnson...


Event Location Date
Born Tacoma, Washington, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) France 16 August 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:00 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1297 / MACR 1297;  379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 275 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database