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Morris Duchen

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim in B-17 #4337965

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron
  • 366th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37965

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 23/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK- ] Chelveston 8/7/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 9/8/44 with Marion Wood, Navigator: Theo Redlein, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Morris Duchen, Radio Operator:...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lexington, KY, USA
Enlisted Karlsruhe, Germany 9 August 1944

Was originally a member of Andrew Segerman (pilot) crew in the 366th group when arrived in England. At the time of his being shot down, he was a member of Marion R. Wood (pilot) crew in the 365th group.

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 August 1944 – 9 August 1944
Died 9 August 1944
Enlisted

This last mission was originally said to have Munich, Germany as the target. There is also some other later documentation that states Karlsruhe, Germany. It is unknown if/when the target was changed.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2014 22:00:15 pmhildebrand Changes to events
Sources

P.F. Mullenger, Jr. (original crew member)

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2014 21:56:16 pmhildebrand Changes to events
Sources

P.F. Mullenger, Jr. (original crew member)

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2014 14:13:51 pmhildebrand Changes to awards
Sources

Mil file

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2014 14:09:30 pmhildebrand Changes to nickname, service number, role, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Letter to Mrs. Rose Duchen (his mother) dated 12 June 1952 from James B. Clearwater, Colonel, QMC; Chief, Memorial Division

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8068 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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