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Andrew F Wiess

Military

Shot down 7 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30130 'Klap Trap II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Hit by flak in the No 3 engine and exploded near Molenschot, Holland. Tail section came loose from the rest of the plane, Sergeant Weiss managed to wriggle free and bale out.

POW

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-30130 Klap Trap II (Buggle Trouble)

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Presque Is 16/5/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-J] Andrews Fd 25/5/43 ALIA BUBBLE TROUBLE; Snetterton 12/6/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 7/1/44 with Roland Peterson, Co-pilot: Oscar Megginson, Navigator:...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Buffalo, New York

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 February 2018 10:02:29 Lucy May Changes to service number and place associations
Sources

http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=22663

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2018, 8th AF Losses; Snetterton Falcons, page 97

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