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Bedford Bruce Candler

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Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838.

Service

People

  • Carl Abele

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down in B-17 42-29867 on Mission #115, 14 October 1943. Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

  • Thomas Breen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

  • Clyde Bush

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 748 Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air crew Report #838. POW

  • James Deese

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

  • William Genette

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838 POW

  • Thomas Hanrahan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #848. POW

  • Michael Henneberry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air crew Report #838 POW

  • Albert Wickline

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (EVD). Missing Air crew Report #838.

  • Walter Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29867

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-A] Chelveston 12/7/43; transferred 535BS/381BG [MS-T] Ridgewell 22/8/43 LUCIFER II; {4+m} 544BS/384BG [SU-C] Grafton Underwood 4/10/43; Missing in...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Vineland, New Jersey 20 November 1923
Assigned 3 September 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #88 dated 3 September 1943, Walter Gordon Williams Crew (as BELFORD B CNADIER - correction not located).
Four combat missions

Prisoner of War Germany 14 October 1943 – May 1945

POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Died Vineland, NJ, USA 16 August 2007

Burial:
Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery
Bridgeton
Cumberland County
New Jersey, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2015 17:31:57 bombercommand Changes to biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=614

2015-07-18, Combined with records from MACR 838 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=candler&GSfn=belfo...

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2015 01:15:05 bombercommand Changes to firstname
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=614

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 838

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