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Warren Fred Chrisman

Military

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg in B-17 43-39160; Shot down by ME262's, crashed near Westerade on 20-Mar-45 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 13569

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Francis Taub

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 19 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg in B-17 43-39160; Shot down by ME262's, crashed near Westerade on 20-Mar-45 Held A/C level for crew to bale out, last seen on catwalk to escape hatch before spin....

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97557 "Mercy's Madhouse"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/12/43; 1SAG Langley 12/1/44; Mitchell 15/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2X) Alconbury 5/2/44; transferred 422NLS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 20/3/44; 544BS/384BG [SU-X] Grafton Underwood 4/8/44; 358BS/303BG [VK-X] Molesworth 8/44; landing...

  • 43-39160

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 23/12/44; Grenier 3/1/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-G] Molesworth 4/2/45; Missing in Action Hamburg 20/3/45 with Francis Taub, John Cooper, Elmer McWilliams (3 Killed in Action); Chas Johnson, Mike Dugan, Warren Chrisman, Chester...

Missions

  • 898

    20 March 1945
    Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description ...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Prescott, AR 13 March 1923

Son of Robert Chrisman.

Next of Kin Lawton, OK 1942

Father Robert Chrisman.

Enlisted Denver, CO 17 October 1942

30 Jan 1943
Release Date:
6 Nov 1945

Based Molesworth 1944 – 20 March 1945

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Westerade, Germany 20 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Hamburg in B-17 43-39160; Shot down by ME262's, crashed near Westerade on 20-Mar-45 POW MACR 13569

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 20 March 1945 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Discharged USAAF. 6 November 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 9 March 1992

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2019 15:43:46 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/41997331
https://www.fold3.com/image/538957726
https://www.fold3.com/record/84626159-warren-f-chrisman
https://www.fold3.com/record/57599516-warren-f-chrisman
https://www.fold3.com/record/529537571-warren-chrisman-1923

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2019 21:45:14 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13569 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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