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Donald R Ewing

Military

Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. Prisoner of War (POW). 10-May-44. MACR 4836.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 815th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29856 'Patches'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/2/43; Smoky Hill 22/3/43; Tinker 9/4/43; Nashville 13/4/43; Morrison 18/4/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 5/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; transferred 815BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action Weiner Neustadt 10/5...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Omaha, NE, USA 16 January 1941
Enlisted Omaha, NE, USA 16 January 1943
Based 84030 Tortorella SA, Italy March 1943 – 10 May 1944

Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Shot down / baled out Wiener Neustadt, Austria 10 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Weiner Neustadt in B-17F 42-29856 flak hit, lost two engines and trailing fuel, crew baled out before aircraft exploded. POW. 10-May-44. MACR 4836.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 10 May 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2016 21:18:40 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-29856
https://www.fold3.com/image/28637075/?terms=42-29856
https://www.fold3.com/page/84024527_donald_r%20ewing/details/

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