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Bruno E Edman

Military

Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. MACR 772

POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria

Service

People

  • James Armstrong

    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.

  • Walter House

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 41-24507 'Yankee Raider'. ...

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24507 Yankee Raider

    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;...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    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...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location

Events

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

Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 December 2019 22:55:08 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added POW camp per info from National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2019 12:44:31 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 772, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=e...

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 02:45:00 bombercommand Changes to service number, biography, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 772 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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