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James V Ambrose

Military

Shot down 27 May 1944 in B-17 #4231594. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 751st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31594

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Assigned 751BS/457BG [G] Glatton 25/1/44; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 27/5/44 with Artie Whitlow, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Isker (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Bob Cunningham, n/b-Dan...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Richmond Hill, New York, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 27 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5299 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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