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Raymond Maurice Heilmann

Military

Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-39816. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. KIA. Still Listed as Missing In Action (MIA)-Unrecoverable.

Service

People

  • Murray Bader

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-39816. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • James Brady

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-39816. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. KIA. Still Listed as Missing In Action (MIA)-Unrecoverable.

  • Francis Driscoll

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-39816. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. KIA. Still Listed as Missing In Action (MIA)-Unrecoverable.

  • Walter Gookin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-39816. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. KIA. Still Listed as Missing In Action (MIA)-Unrecoverable.

  • Olen McCormick

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-39816. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. KIA. Still Listed as Missing In Action (MIA)-Unrecoverable.

  • Warren Mullins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-39816. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. KIA. Still Listed as Missing In Action (MIA)-Unrecoverable.

  • Edwin Mydlenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-39816. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. KIA. Still Listed as Missing In Action (MIA)-Unrecoverable.

  • Gerald Norman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-39816. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. Gerald Norman was the sole survivor. Prisoner of War (POW). The nine other men on board most probably drowned in the Bay of Biscay and are listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

  • Gilford Pierce

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-39816. Plane crashed into Bay of Biscay. KIA. Still Listed as Missing In Action (MIA)-Unrecoverable.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-39816 Vermont Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 8/9/43; Scott 29/9/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-H] Snetterton 14/10/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/1/44 with Gilford Pierce, Co-pilot: Walt Cookin, Navigator: Murray Bader, Bombardier: Warren Mullins, Flight engineer/top turret...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 176

    5 January 1944
    This mission consists of five elements: The first element is a combined force of 131 B-17s are despatched by 1st Bomb Division: 92BG; 303BG; 305BG; 306BG; 379BG; 384BG; and 482BG to bomb the shipyards and industrial areas of Kiel, Germany. 119 are...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oilton, Oklahoma
Killed In Action (KIA) 5 January 1944

in the loss of B-17 #42-39816, into the Bay of Biscay, off the French Atlantic coast

Memorialized Cambridge American Cemetery

on the Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 14:31:48 ED-BB Changes to surname, middlename, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 2013
ABMC website

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2013, 8th AF Losses, WWII Memorial; Snetterton Falcons pg 82 and 97

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