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James Clifford Appleby

Military

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102580. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5307.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • William Protz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102580. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5307. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102580

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-Q] Deenethorpe 3/5/45; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Bill Protz, Ball turret gunner: Frank Bartak, Waist gunner: Alby Reinhardt, Waist gunner: Glenn Cliff,...

Missions

  • 376

    28 May 1944

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Francisco, California, USA 1920

Son of Marie Appleby.

Enlisted San Francisco, CA, USA 27 October 1942
Based Deenethorpe 1944 – 28 May 1944

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 28 May 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft III

Bailed out/Captured Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany 28 May 1944

Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102580. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5307.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2017 01:58:27 466thHistorian Changes to events and media associations
Sources

http://wwii-pows.mooseroots.com/l/2290/James-C-Appleby
http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=40584

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2017 19:16:39 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28635039
https://www.fold3.com/record/90708483-james-c-appleby

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2017 19:06:24 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28635039
https://www.fold3.com/record/90708483-james-c-appleby

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5307 / MACR 5307, http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2164 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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