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Fernando Acosta Jr


On 14 January 1945, B-17 #44-8314 'Paradise Kid' landed in Sweden, mechanical failure. Crew interned in Sweden.


Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 863rd Bomb Squadron


  • 44-8314 Pair-a-Dice Kids

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 8/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 863BS/493BG Debach 4/9/44; battle damaged Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Ralph Terry, Bob Preis, Russell Hoth, John Merrill, Paul Butler, Dan Love, Fernado Acosta, Dale Sheetz, Russ Cogan (9INT); mech fault,...


Event Location Date
Interned (INT) Sweden 14 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 19:09:35 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2016 15:44:25 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, middlename, suffix and biography

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2015 11:48:04 Darren Jelley Changes to service number and highest rank

493rd BG Museum records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:35 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 11800 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database