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Lt. Homer B. Pou

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  • Homer Pou

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31214 'Return Engagement' crashed near Borstel. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Aircraft

  • 42-31214 Return Engagement

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/10/43; Harvard 16/10/43; Wilmington 19/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; Missing in Action Bremen 8/3/44 with Homer Pou, Co-pilot: Bob Laubach, Bombardier: John Mulligan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vernon...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 252

    8 March 1944
    The VKF ballbearing factory at Berlin/Erkner is the primary target for 623 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. Fighter opposition and anti-aircraft fire are intense. There are so many formation attacking that some divert to other...

Locations

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

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Date Contributor Update
06 March 2019 14:09:14 toneybrooks Created entry with caption, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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