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Written by 1st Lt. Richard F. Lemanski Pilot B17G 42 31574 from his journal while POW at Stalag Luft 1 Barth, Germany
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Lt. George K. Pond shot down by fighters on a mission 252 to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-39988 'Iron Ass' was believed to have crashed NE of Helmstedt, Germany, after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). At Stalag Luft 1 (North 2 )

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Units

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

People

  • Richard Lemanski

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Completed 11 missions to Ludwigshaven, Brunswick, Wilhelmshaven, Frankfort, Rostock, Poznan, Belgium, French and Polish objectives. Shot down by ME 109s on the mission to Berlin on 8 March 1944 in B-17 #4231576. ...

  • George Pond

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Apparently shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-39988 'Iron Ass' was believed to have crashed NE of Helmstedt, Gr after the crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-107189 7th Son

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 29/3/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-M] Snetterton 11/4/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/5/44 with Bob Simons, Co-pilot: Horace Duncan, Navigator: Garnett Nelson, Bombardier: Jack Russell, Flight engineer/top...

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Date Contributor Update
30 April 2017 17:45:04 Valerie Lemanski Holley Created entry with collection and caption
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Written by 1st Lt. Richard F. Lemanski Pilot B17G 42 31574 from his journal while POW at Stalag Luft 1 Barth, Germany

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