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Willie A Partin


Attacked by fighters on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 16 Mar 1944, B-17F #42-30737 'Ohio Air Force' crashed S of Chalons-sur-Marne, FR after exploding in mid-air. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 549th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30737 Ohio Air Force

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/7/43; Love 23/7/43; Dyersburg 9/8/43; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-S] Gt Ashfield 3/9/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 16/3/44 with Wesley Krause, Navigator: Bob Dwyer, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ron Hanaver, Radio Operator: John...


Event Location Date
Born Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 16 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:53 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3245 / MACR 3245, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database