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Louis E Long

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Burg on 10 Apr 45 in B-17 'Gotta Haver' #446820

Service

Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 18th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6820

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 18/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned 18BS/34BG Mendlesham 12/12/44; Missing in Action Brandenburg 10/4/45 with Paul Roscher, Co-pilot: Roger Revay, Navigator: Lou Long, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Scheinost, Radio Operator:...

Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 14198 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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