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Leslie B Palmer

Military

Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #426039. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30167 Destiny's Tot, Angel Pumpkin

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 27/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Tinker 12/5/43; Lincoln 20/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Framlingham; Horham 15/6/43; ...

  • 42-6039 'Blondie III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/6/43; Amarillo 18/7/43; Dallas 9/8/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-H] Horham 14/10/43; 5m, Missing in Action 29/11/43 with Les Palmer, Co-pilot: Ray Grass, Bombardier: Joe Kolar, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Wilbert, Radio...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mason, Michigan, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 November 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1560 / MACR 1560,  Losses of 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 391 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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