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Carl William Abele

Military

Shot down in B-17 42-29867 on Mission #115, 14 October 1943. Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

Service

People

  • Thomas Breen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

  • Clyde Bush

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 748 Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air crew Report #838. POW

  • Bedford Candler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838.

  • James Deese

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

  • William Genette

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838 POW

  • Thomas Hanrahan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #848. POW

  • Michael Henneberry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air crew Report #838 POW

  • Albert Wickline

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (EVD). Missing Air crew Report #838.

  • Walter Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

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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

  • 42-29867

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-A] Chelveston 12/7/43; transferred 535BS/381BG [MS-T] Ridgewell 22/8/43 LUCIFER II; {4+m} 544BS/384BG [SU-C] Grafton Underwood 4/10/43; Missing in...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disasterous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was despatched, bad weather and lack of...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lakewood, Ohio, USA 26 July 1916
Enlisted Cleveland, OH, USA 5 August 1941

Residence: Cuyahoga, Ohio
Private, Branch Immaterial
Enlisted ASN: 35027665

Assigned 3 September 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #88 dated 3 September 1943, Walter Golden Williams Crew. Five combat missions.

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 14 October 1943 – January 1945

POW Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11. He was severely injured when he bailed out.
He returned to the US on a prisoner exchange in January 1945.

Died Ohio, USA 1 December 2010

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2017 02:11:51 bombercommand Changes to media associations
Sources

http://www.384thbombgroup.com/

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2015 17:45:38 bombercommand Changes to awards, events and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4976

2015-07-18, combined with records Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=b...
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 838

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2015 02:32:29 bombercommand Changes to events
Sources

http://www.fold3.com/search/#s_given_name=carl&s_surname=abele&offset=6&...

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2015 01:36:39 bombercommand Changes to service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4976

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2015 03:22:36 bombercommand Changes to middlename
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=4976

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 838 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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