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William M Blake

Military

Fell out of formation after bombing target at Diepholz, GR on 21 Feb 1944 with trouble in two engines and unable to feather the props in B-17F #42-30280 'Crazy Horse'. Later attacked by FW190 and crashed near Bunschoten, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 812th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30280 Crazy Horse

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Boeing (by land) 17/6/43 (H2X); Wright Fd 5/7/43; Rome 21/7/43; Patterson 3/8/43; Kansas City 8/8/43; Gd Island 22/9/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-L] Alconbury 30/9/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 21/2/44 with Capt Gerald Binks (Com P, evd....

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 21 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2470 / MACR 2470, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces & page 24 in HISTORY OF THE OPERATIONAL PERIOD OF THE 482nd BOMBARDMENT GROUP, D790.G482.M6, 1944 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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