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Joaquin Ponce

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and ditched in channel in B-17 #42102961

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102961

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Dow Fd 6/6/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-T] Kimbolton 28/6/44; Missing in Action French Noball site 17/7/44 with Steve Barish, Co-pilot: Wainwright Twing, Navigator: Art Connors, Bombardier: Joaquin Ponce,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bridgeport, Ohio, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 17 July 1944
Died 17 July 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7839 / MACR 7839; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 314 and 345 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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