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Kerrane A Smallidge

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Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Koblenz on 10 Jan 45 in B-17 #4338955. Mid-air collision. Earlier with the 91st BG , shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124497 'Mizpah II' piloted by W. R. Cox. After ASR,returned to base.

Service

People

  • James Witter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124497 'Mizpah II. ' Returned to base.

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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...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron
  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24497 Possibly 'Mizpah II' on one side, 'Frisco Jinny' on the other

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered ? ?; with Jim Dale force landed Berry Fd, Nashville, TN 15/8/42; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-P] Westover 16/8/42; Bassingbourn 30/9/42; Missing in Action on the aircraft's 26th mission, to Stuttgart on 6 September 1943 with Pilot William R. Cox;...

  • 43-38955

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21/10/44; Grenier 27/10/44; Assigned 527BS/379BG Kimbolton 7/12/44; Missing in Action Euskirchen, Ger 10/1/45 with Leo Jordan, Bob Baldwin, Chas Goberman, Kerrane Smallidge, Dave Corbin, Stanton Chapman, Francis Tolan (7 Prisoner of...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • 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 Lansing, Michigan

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11737, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 267-8; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 334

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