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Max C Alkire

Military

Shot down 25 November 1944 in B-17 #446307 'Blonde Bomber. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 837th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6307

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG [4F-K] Lavenham 14/7/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 25/11/44 with Craig Shields, Bob Meier, Dennis Carey, Jim Peyton, Max Alkire, Jim Brooks, Virgil Drake, John Marthaler, Cliff Pflieger ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 25 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10757 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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