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Henry J Webber

Military

Prisoner of War (POW). Shot down 6 December 1942 in B-17 41-24553 'Cherry' while serving as Navigator. Returned to the United States after the end of hostilities.

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24553 Cherry

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    41-24553 was assigned to Syracuse 16-Sep-42;Presque Isle 19-Oct-42; Grafton Underwood 25-Oct-42; Assigned 422nd BS305th BG. CHERRY ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 24

    6 December 1942
    The German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France is the primary target for 19 B-24s despatched from 44th Bomb Group but are recalled. One squadron of 6 does not hear the recall and proceeds to the target, 1 B-24 MIA. ...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 6 December 1942 – 14 June 1945

Held at Stalag Luft 3, Sagan-Silesia (now Poland). Officially Returned to Military Control (RMC) 14-Jun-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2014 19:30:11 Lee8thbuff Changes to events
Sources

Lee Cunningham 3-Dec-2014. Added POW event per National Archives Records Administration (NARA) WWII POW database.

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2014 19:25:45 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography, awards, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 8-Nov-2014. "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; Nation Archives Records Administration (NARA) WWII POW database.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 52

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