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Roy C McGinnis

Military

Shot down over Schweinfurt, Germany, on 14 October 1943 on 4th mission in B-17 #42-30709. Prisoner of War (POW).

AM/ POW

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-30709

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/7/43; Gore 16/7/43; Gr Isle 24/7/43; Walla Walla 1/8/43; Scott 11/8/43; Presque 16/8/43; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 20/8/43; transferred 339BS/96BG [QJ-P] Snetterton 21/8/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Coles Goodner...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Sylacauga, Alabama 18 January 1923

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2018 16:00:36 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added dsh in aircraft S/N for readability.

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2015 16:16:09 Lucy May Changes to place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Interview with Roy McGinnis: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2015/07/23/wwii-pow-share...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self; MACR 836; Snetterton Falcons pg 60

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