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James C. Tyler

Military

Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17 41-24452 while serving as Radio Operator. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

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...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24452

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24452 was assigned to 91BG/401BS at Bangor 29-Aug-42; Bassingbourn 1-Oct-42. Despatched on 20-Dec-42 to bomb the German air depot at Romilly, France. Enemy aircraft KO’d tailplane and the aircraft crashed near Rouen, France. 3KIA 7POW MACR...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 26

    20 December 1942
    The German Air Depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 80 B-17s despatched by 91BG (17), 303BG (21); 305BG (23) and 306BG (19). 60 B-17 are effective on the target, but 7 are MIA and 1 is DBR. ...

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
Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 20 December 1942 – 22 September 1944

Held at Stalag 17B, Braunau-Gneikendorf, near Krems, Austria. Officially Returned to Military Control (RMC) 22-Sep-44. This RMC date would indicate that he was wounded and was part of a wounded POW parole by the Germans.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2014 19:06:13 Lee8thbuff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 4-Dec-2014. COMBINATION of duplicate entry data from ingest from The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia, records; Added POW detail and location per National Archives Records Administration (NARA) WWII POW database. All information confirmed from MACR 16243 and "Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 16243 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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