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William B Jenkins

Military

Shot down 21 November 1944 in B-17 #4338107. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 861st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38107

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Hunter 21/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 861BS/493BG Debach 4/8/44; Missing in Action Osnabruck 21/11/44 with Llewellyn Baxter, Dick Edgar, Bill Cox, Dick Sipes, Bill Massey, Bill Jenkins, Merle Aderbach, Herman Schroeder (8...

Associated Place

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brigham City, Utah, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Hollland 21 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10404 / MACR 10404, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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