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James L Toler


Killed in Action (KIA) near Wenlngs in B-17 #4338473. B-17G #43-38473 took off from Rattlesden, England on a bombing mission over Mannheim, Germany. Near the target they collided with B-17G "Fuddy Duddy" #42-97400 which was believed to be caused by "prop wash".


Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 708th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-38473

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/8/44; Lincoln 17/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 708BS/447BG Rattlesden 8/9/44; (first aircraft fitted with Cheyenne turret); Missing in Action Kassel 30/12/44 with Bruce Bates, Herb Nachman, George Mixon, Bob Cordell, Jim Toler,...


Event Location Date
Born Minonk, Illinois, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 30 December 1944
Died 30 December 1944


Date Contributor Update
03 January 2019 13:48:31 jmetoler Changes to service number and biography

toler family records

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2019 13:07:48 jmetoler Changes to nickname and biography

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:40 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11240 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database