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Albert John Wickline

Military

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (EVD). Missing Air crew Report #838.

Service

People

  • Carl Abele

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down in B-17 42-29867 on Mission #115, 14 October 1943. Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

  • Thomas Breen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

  • Clyde Bush

    Military | Technical Sergeant | MOS 748 Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air crew Report #838. POW

  • Bedford Candler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838.

  • James Deese

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

  • Victor Duro

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner, Radio Operator/Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #88 dated 3 September 1943, Walter Gordon Williams Crew. Ten combat missions.

  • William Genette

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838 POW

  • Thomas Hanrahan

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #848. POW

  • Michael Henneberry

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air crew Report #838 POW

  • Walter Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29867. Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #838. POW

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29867

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-A] Chelveston 12/7/43; transferred 535BS/381BG [MS-T] Ridgewell 22/8/43 LUCIFER II; {4+m} 544BS/384BG [SU-C] Grafton Underwood 4/10/43; Missing in...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Salem, Ohio, USA 1924
Enlisted Columbus, OH, USA 3 October 1942

Residence: Columbiana County, Ohio
Private, Air Corps

Assigned 3 September 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #88 dated 3 September 1943, Walter Gordon Williams Crew. Four combat missions.

Evaded Capture Germany 14 October 1943 – 12 March 1944

Escape and Evasion Report Number 2770
http://media.nara.gov/nw/305270/EE-2770.pdf

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2015 22:08:22 bombercommand Changes to middlename
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=7525

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2015 22:07:19 bombercommand Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=7525

http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 838 / MACR 838, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=w... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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