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Forrest W Howell

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Bitburg on 8/15/44 in B-17 #42-102432, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102432 Tiny Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Presque Is 4/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-U] Molesworth 12/4/44; Missing in Action Handorf, Ger 15/8/44 with Harry Cook, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Slight (shot in air), Waist gunner: Jesse...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Detroit, Michigan, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 15 August 1944

Stalag 9C Bad Sulza Saxe-Weimar 51-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2020 01:52:15 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
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 18:09:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8438 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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