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Walter B Nicodemus


Shot down 24 April 1944 in B-17 #4231914 'Butch. ' Crashed in Switzerland. Interned.


Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31914 Butch

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/1/44; Kearney 17/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-S] Podington 11/2/44; Missing in Action Erding 24/4/44 with Bernard Rosenfeld, Co-pilot: Gerry Robson, Navigator: John Launius, Bombardier: Gene Metz, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...


Event Location Date
Interned (INT) Germany 24 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:48 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4147 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database