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James C Meade


Shot down 27 August 1943 in B-17 #4229530. Prisoner of War (POW).




  • L Fecteau

    Military | Radio Operator

  • Gene Foster

    Military | Sergeant | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed/ died on this date DFC, PH

  • Joseph Kane

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 25 Combat Missions out of England. One of two to return from Schweinfurt 14 October 1943. At times flew Group, Squadron and Wing Lead. Was in the Air Force for 10 yrs and 30 yrs as an airline pilot. Discharged from Travis AFB, 1950. ...

  • Leroy Pikelis

    Military | Engineer/Top Turret | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • John Vachout

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed in action. He bailed out after being hit by fighters. Body never found

  • Chester Voorhis

    Military | Ball Turret Gunner

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29530 "Moonbeam" McSwine

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/2/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-Y] MOONBEAM McSWAIN Chelveston 8/4/43; Missing in Action Watten 27/8/43 with Don Moore, Radio Operator: Harold "Harry" Monroe Graham, Ball turret...

  • 42-29690 Old Faithful

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 27/2/43; Syracuse 15/4/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-S] Earls Colne 12/5/43; transferred 366BS/305BG [KY-L] Chelveston 14/7/43; severe battle damaged Warnemunde 29/7/43 with crew? (P)...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) France 27 August 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:12 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 394 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database