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James Calvin Rollet

Military

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Kassel in B-17 42-31069 'Little Moe' 28-Sep-44; crashed near Helmstedt Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 9415

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • Edward Daves

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Kassel in B-17 42-31069 'Little Moe' 28-Sep-44; crashed near Helmstedt Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 9415 ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31069 'LITTLE MOE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; Scott 20/10/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-K] Deenethorpe 11/11/43; Missing in Action Kassel 28/9/44 with Ed Aves, Co-pilot: Clayton Crunk, Navigator: Ralph Mezydlo, Bombardier: John MacDougall, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Flushing, New York, USA 28 December 1924
Enlisted 25 March 1943
Based Deenethorpe September 1944 – 28 September 1944

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 28 September 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Discharged USAAF 15 November 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Allen Park, Wayne County, MI 6 January 1992

Allen Park, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
BURIAL

Buried Maple Grove Cemetery Westland, Wayne County, MI 9 January 1992

Maple Grove Cemetery
Westland, Wayne County, Michigan

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2021 14:07:31 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, nickname, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28702204
https://www.fold3.com/image/28702289
https://www.fold3.com/image/660238854
https://www.fold3.com/record/43511344/james-c-rollet-social-security-dea...
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2833
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111397196/james-calvin-rollet

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9415 / MACR 9415,

href="http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2833">http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2833> / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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