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Leroy H Acridge

Military

Shot down 30 December 1943 in B-17 #423097 'Ground Hog. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 549th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3097 The Ground Hog

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/2/43; Dow Fd 13/6/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG Horham 15/6/43; transferred 549BS/385BG [XA-Z] Gt Ashfield /43; damaged in base explosion 3/9/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 30/12/43 with Rueben Eckhardt, Navigator: Kingsley Sumner (2...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fort Scott, Kansas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) France 30 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1898 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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