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Eugene W Dingledine

Military

Shot down by Flak over Luxemburg and crashed near Ath Belgium 1 May 1944 in B-17 #4231152. Managed to evade before being captured. Prisoner of War (POW). See his page at http://www.evasioncomete.be/fdingleew.html

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  • Gerald Sorensen

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer - Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 May 1944 in B-17 #4231152. Managed to evade with the help of the Belgian COMET evasion network. Killed in Action (KIA) on 3 September 1944, fighting with the Belgian Resistance. See his page at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fsorensge.html

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-31152

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Island 8/10/43; Nashville 12/10/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-E] Snetterton 14/10/43; Missing in Action on mission to METZ, France, 1/5/44, with Eugene W. Dingledine; Co-pilot: George R. Smith; Navigator: James K....

Missions

  • 333

    1 May 1944

Associated Place

  • 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...

  • Buchenwald

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, IL, USA 1 February 1920
Prisoner of War (POW) Belgium 1 May 1944 – 29 April 1945

First managed to evade with the help of the Belgian COMET evasion network. Was subsequently arrested. Interned in Germany, most notably in BUCHENWALD, from where, together with more than 10 other Allied airme, he was transferred to other camps. Listed as POW at Stalag Luft 3, Sagan / Zagan, Poland. Liberated at Stalag 7A Moosburg by American troops.

Died 12 May 2001
Buried Glendale Cemetery, Washington, IL 61571, √Čtats-Unis

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2021 13:09:33 ED-BB Changes to biography
Sources

Added website address in Bio

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2015 12:26:14 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 4237
NARA WWII POW database
Research for his page at http://www.evasioncomete.org/fdingleew.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4237 / MACR 4237; Snetterton Falcons, pg 133 & 145 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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