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Carl W Landwehr

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107151 Cover Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 7/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-B] Deenethorpe 15/4/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 42-31162

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/9/43; Gr Island 10/10/43; Memphis 14/10/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-V] Polebrook 7/11/43; transferred 511BS [DS-V]; Missing in Action {8m} Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Roy Parsons{+ 508BS crew}, Co-pilot: Henry Foster, Flight...

  • 42-31591 Homesick Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 25/1/44; transferred 613BS/401BG [IN-J] Deenethorpe 11/3/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 19/3/44, force landed continent; Salvaged 1 SAD Troston 22/4/44; mission...

  • 42-31730 Morning Star, Tail End Charlie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/12/43; Kearney 27/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner 15/1/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 613BS [IN-O]; 112m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; 4100 BU Patterson 9/10...

  • 42-31863 Miss 'B' Haven

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/12/43; Gt Falls 29/12/43; Kearney 12/1/44; Presque Is 26/1/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-X] Deenethorpe 6/2/44; battle damaged ? 28/9/44 with ? ; Cologne 6/1/45; Salvaged 2 SAD Lt Staughton 19/2/45. MISS `B' HAVEN.

  • 44-6145 Cover Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 12/5/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 29/5/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-S] Deenethorpe 12/6/44; Missing in Action Politz 7/10/44 with Harry Silverstein, Larry Crickenberger, Carl Landwehr, Glenn Dotson, Don Gravel, Don Bergstrom, George...

Missions

  • 507

    31 July 1944
    Flak knocked out #2 engine, the interphone system, the VHF plus other damages. We got back to the base before the formation.

  • 508

    1 August 1944

  • 531

    8 August 1944

  • 533

    9 August 1944

  • 542

    11 August 1944

  • 548

    13 August 1944
    We led the entire Division in a tactical mission. The target: Roads to Paris. Colonel McKnight flew Pilot; Lt Houser was Co-Pilot. Results of bombing A1.

  • 552

    14 August 1944

  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 570

    25 August 1944

  • 584

    27 August 1944

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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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jefferson City, Missouri

He entered the service at Memphis, TN where he lived with his wife. He was born and raised in Jefferson City, MO.

Killed in Action (KIA) Politz, Poland 7 October 1944

At the time his plane went down Politz (now Police, Poland) was part of Germany.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2019 12:07:27 general ira snapsorter Changes to events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Associated aircraft and missions

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2019 03:48:09 Superman Changes to service number and role
Sources

MACR 9756

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2019 03:44:55 Superman Changes to awards and events
Sources

Family history, MACR 9756 and the 401st Bomb Group website.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 9756 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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