Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. POW. MACR #772
POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria
Grant was seriously wounded on the 6 September 1943 mission, when a 20mm round from an enemy aircraft hit the right side of his head. Unable to bail out with rest of crew, and unconscious, he rode the plane down to a smooth landing - with no pilot. He was treated for several months in a German hospital before being sent to Stalag 17B.
He was repatriated in a prisoner exchange.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #4124507 'Yankee Raider'. Evaded. MACR 772
James E. Armstrong wrote a book, titled "Escape!", describing his wartime service, and his escape and evasion after being shot down.
Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 41-24507 'Yankee Raider'.
Units served with
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...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Assigned to the 368BS/306BG [BO-G] Westover 25/8/42; Thurleigh 17/9/42; transferred SBA trainer 11/4/43; transferred to the 546th BS, squadron code BK-B, 384th BG, Station 106, Grafton Underwood 23/8/43; transferred to the 545th BS, squadron code JD-B;...
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...
|Prisoner of War (POW)
||6 September 1943