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Edward H Mims


Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-24 #42109817 'Pollyanna. ' Prisoner of War (POW) Ed Mims and his crew were shot down on 11 Apr 44 and only Ed and 4 others survived. They were all captured. Ed had bad burns about the face and hands from engine 3 explosion. He received medical treatment in Frankfurt and later joined other crew members in Stalag 17b, Krems Austria,where they were Prisoner of War (POW)'s till 3 May 1945.


Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 566th Bomb Squadron

    566th Bomb Squadron

    Constituted 566th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 19 Dec. 1942. Activated on 24 Dec. 1942. Inactivated on 13 Sept. 1945. Campaigns: Air Offensive, Europe; Sicily; Naples-Foggia; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air...



Event Location Date
Born Dallas, Texas, USA
Evaded Germany 11 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:24 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3781 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database