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James H Witter

Military

Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124497 'Mizpah II. ' Returned to base.

Service

People

  • Paul DeMidio

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124497 'Mizpah II. ' Returned to base.

  • Henry Griswold

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124497 'Mizpah II. ' Returned to base.

  • James Harlow

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124497 'Mizpah II. ' Returned to base.

  • William James

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124497 'Mizpah II. ' Returned to base.

  • Edgar Richardson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 323BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in channel 6-Sep-43 in B-17 41-24497 'Mizpah II'. Returned to base. Failed to Return (FTR) Anklam, Germany. Shot down 9-Oct-43 in B-17 42-29740. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 896. ...

  • Lester Schlaich

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124497 'Mizpah II. ' Returned to base.

  • Kerrane Smallidge

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Koblenz on 10 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338955. Mid-air collision. Earlier with the 91st BG , shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124497 'Mizpah II' piloted by W. R. Cox. After ASR,returned to base.

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Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Arkansas, United States 1924
Enlisted Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States 4 November 1942

as a Private in the Air Corps

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 August 2015 12:36:26 ED-BB Changes to service number, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 267-8

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