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Hedley E Cassidy

Military

Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4229725. Evaded.

Service

People

  • Ralph Bruce

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Shot down on 3 September 1943 in B-17 #4229725. Bruce managed to evade capture with the help of the French Resistance. He was first hidden by Frenchman Lucian Barbillon, his wife and son Gabriel, in Lucian Barbillon's house in Trilbardou, France. Bruce...

  • Simeon McGuire

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Simeon McGuire was Tail Gunner on B-17 #42-29725, shot down 3 September 1943. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Muir

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Robert Muir was Left Waist Gunner on B-17 #42-29725 "Hi-Lo Jack", shot down over France on the 3 September 1943 mission to Romilly-Sur-Seine (Paris). Robert managed to evade capture with the help of many French citizens and members of the Résistance,...

  • Bertram Theiss

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Bertram Theiss was Bombardier on board B-17 #42-29725, shot down 3 September 1943 over France. Evaded.

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Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29725 Hi-Lo Jack

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-G] Bassingbourn 10/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; transferred 407BS/92BG [PY-U] Alconbury 30/7/43...

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Evaded France 3 September 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 659 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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