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Russell J Amsinger

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak at Braunschweig on 8/5/44 in B-24 #4295184

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 567th Bomb Squadron

    567th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    567th Bombardment Squadron, 24 December 1942 - 13 September 1945 ...

Aircraft

  • 42-95184

    B-24 Liberator
    Shot down by flak at Braunschweig on 5 August 1944. 7 KIA, 3 POWs.

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Zimmerman, Minnesota, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7706 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Unit history MACR 77706

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