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Raymond R Thompson


B-17 #4229797 'Old Ironsides' ditched in North Sea on 22 June 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #425763 'Bomb-Boogie. ' Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29797

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/2/43; Will Rogers 5/3/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-Y] Bassingbourn 18/5/43; Missing in Action 2m Huls 22/6/43 with Buster Peck, Co-pilot: Francis Porada, Navigator: Gerry Williams, Bombardier: Chauncey Hicks, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-5763 Bomb Boogie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 29/12/42; Salina 7/1/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-F] Bassingbourn 9/3/43; Missing in Action 17m Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Elwood Arp, Co-pilot: Howie Sherman, Bombardier: Chauncey Harold Hicks returned via Spain, Ball...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 6 September 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:13 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 514 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor; MACR 514