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Michael F Curtin


Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #4229934. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29934

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/3/43; Cheyenne 17/3/43; Walla Walla 2/4/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Selfridge 27/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-G] Kimbolton 6/6/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Don Murray, Co-pilot: Bob McGraw, Navigator:...

  • 42-3154

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/3/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-B] Dow Fd 19/4/43; Kimbolton 30/5/43; sustained battle damaged Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Don Murray, Co-pilot: Bob McGraw, Navigator: Bill Meyer, Bombardier: Chester Gwinn, Flight engineer/top turret...


Event Location Date
Born Northhampton, Massachusetts, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 16 September 1943
Died 16 September 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:10 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1348 / MACR 1348, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 231; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 280 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database