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Edmund E Kuivila

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed near Celle on 6/20/44 in B-17 #4297363 Prisoner of War Stalag Luft 3

POW

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Aircraft

  • 42-97363

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/2/44; Rapid City 10/3/44; Grenier 21/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 21/4/44; no ops, transferred 337BS/96BG [AW-N] Snetterton 6/5/44; Missing in Action Fallersleben 20/6/44 with Bill Hunt (plus 413BS crew), Co-pilot: Nick...

Associated Place

  • Eccles

    Military site : non-airfield
    Exact location unknown - centred on the Eccles Road area adjacent to Snetterton Heath 138. There is an active, but un-manned railway station there that would probably have been used in Eccles proposed capacity as a Strategic Air Depot Area. However,...

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fairport Harbor, Ohio, USA 1921
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 20 June 1944 – 30 April 1944
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02 March 2021 03:02:18 Sisu7 Changes to place associations
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28 February 2021 19:37:29 Sisu7 Changes to biography and events
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28 February 2021 19:36:12 Sisu7 Changes to middlename and events
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28 February 2021 19:31:43 Sisu7 Changes to nickname and awards
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27 September 2014 18:08:09 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5894 / MACR 5894; Snetterton Falcons, pg 150 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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