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Joshua E Rowton


Shot down by fighters on mission to Frankfurt on 29 Jan 1944 in B-17 #42-29886 'Scheherazade. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW; Silver Star



  • Kermit Wooldridge

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Kermit D. Wooldridge was a high school drop out living in Texas in 1934. He described himself as "incorrigible." Forging his mother's signature, he joined the U.S Army at 16 and served with the 7th Cavalry for several years. On Dec.24, 1941, just...

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb 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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29886 "Scheherazade"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 3/3/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Selfridge 16/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-H] Kimbolton 23/4/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Harry Moses, Co-pilot: Sam Giorgianni, Navigator: Bill Lordan,...


Event Location Date
Born Molsen, Washington, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 January 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2871 / MACR 2871, 8th AF losses; 379th Bombardment Anthology, Part 2, pg 167 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database