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Dwight H Babcock


Shot down in B-17 #42-30189 'La Chiquita' 26 July 1943. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30189

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/43; Sioux City 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG [--U] Knettishall 23/6/43; Missing in Action Hanover 26/7/43 with Jim Gunn, Co-pilot: John Brown, Navigator: Harry Van Anda, Bombardier: Eloy Baca,...


Event Location Date
Born Santa Barbara, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 26 July 1943


Date Contributor Update
13 February 2020 02:37:24 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3067 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database