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Bohn Edgar Fawkes Jr

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 combat missions. Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-29896 'Tondelayo'. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base.

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Michael Arooth

    Military | Master Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-29896 'Tondelayo'. Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base. Officially credited with nine enemy aircraft destroyed as detailed in The Mighty Eighth by Roger Freeman. He received head injuries when The Tondelayo...

  • Elmer Bendiner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-29896 'Tondelayo. ' Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harry Edwards

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-29896 'Tondelayo. ' Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base.

  • Walter Gray

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-29896 'Tondelayo. ' Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base.

  • Robert Hejny

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-29896 'Tondelayo. ' Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base.

  • John Leary

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-29896 'Tondelayo. ' Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base. 3 Purple Hearts, Air Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Charles Mauldin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    8 June 1943 B-17 42276 was returning to BW1 to collect codes and allied papers left at the control office, when a/c suffered damage on landing. Crew is listed with the Reed Prov. Bomb Group. ...

  • Lawrence Reedman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-29896 'Tondelayo. ' Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base.

  • Frederic Reinhard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 42-29896 'Tondelayo. ' Plane ditched in Channel. Returned to base.

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29896 Tondelayo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/43; Sioux City 20/3/43; Tinker 28/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43. ...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Minneapolis, MN 2 September 1919

Son of Bohn Edgar Sr and Inez E [Thomson] Fawkes.

Based Kimbolton 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Hopkins, MN 17 February 2007
Buried Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN 20 February 2007

Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, MN

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2020 19:58:09 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2020 15:03:53 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, firstname, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/62963989-bohn-edgar-fawkes
https://www.fold3.com/record/626219555-bohn-fawkes-1919
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/37158862/bohn-e-fawkes

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2017 11:52:05 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Associated correct aircraft.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:53 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. 271;  379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 278

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