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James E Fox

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7047.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Joy Deen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes,...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31974 "We Can't Miss Victory"

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, 2 chutes observed before lost below overcast, crashed Trois...

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hamilton, OH, USA

Son of James E Sr and Rosian M Fox.

Lived in Ohio, USA 1941
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 19 July 1944

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down / baled out 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Nantes in B-26 41-31974. Hit by flak in target area, smoke seen trailing from starboard engine, control lost, A/C turned on its back, crashed Trois Moulins, 12km Sth of Nantes, France 19-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7047.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 19 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2017 21:44:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=356819

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