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David Daniel Danneman

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Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29870 'Big Moose.' Prisoner of War (POW), Missing Air Crew Report #1038.

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  • Jules Beck

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29870 'Big Moose.' Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #1038. Earlier, on 4 October 1943 returning from a mission to Frankfurt, B17#42-30043 'Ruthless' ditched in The North Sea. The entire crew was...

  • William Jarrell

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29870 'Big Moose.' Prisoner of War (POW), Missing Air Crew Report #1038. Earlier, on 4 Oct 1943 returning from mission to Frankfurt, B17 #42-30043 'Ruthless' ditched in the North Sea. The entire crew was rescued...

  • Giles Kauffman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down in B-17 42-29870, 14 October 1943. Prisoner of War (POW), Missing Air Crew Report #1038. Earlier, on 4 October 1943 returning from a mission to Frankfurt, B17#42-30043 'Ruthless' ditched in The North Sea and rescued by H. M Drifter.

  • Jacob Martinez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29870 'Big Moose. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier on 4 Oct 43 on a mission to Frankfurt, B17#42-30043 'Ruthless' ditched in North Sea and rescued by H. M Drifter. Missing Air Crew Report #1038. Four combat...

  • George Molnar

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot / Co-pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 42-29870 'Big Moose.' Prisoner of War (POW), Missing Air Crew Report #1038. Earlier on 4 Oct 43 on a mission to Frankfurt, B17 42-30043 'Ruthless' ditched in North Sea and rescued by H. M Drifter.

  • Frank Pogorzelski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29870 'Big Moose. ' Prisoner of War (POW), Missing Air Crew Report #1038. Earlier on 4 Oct 1943 returning from a mission to Frankfurt, B17#42-30043 'Ruthless' ditched in The North Sea. The entire crew was rescued...

  • Stanley Reuben

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-29870 'Big Moose.' Prisoner of War (POW), Missing Air Crew Report #1038. Earlier, on 4 Oct 1943 returning from mission to Frankfurt, B17 #42-30043 'Ruthless' ditched in the North Sea. The entire crew was rescued...

  • Peter Seniawsky

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #4229870 'Big Moose. Missing Air Crew Report #1030. He Evaded Capture, E&E Report #239 as 'SENLAWSKY' and was later awarded The Silver Star for 'gallantry in action'. ...

  • Paul Spodar

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 42-29870 'Big Moose.' Prisoner of War (POW), Missing Air Crew Report #1038. Earlier on 4 Oct 1943 returning from mission to Frankfurt, B17 #42-30043 'Ruthless' ditched in the North Sea. The entire crew was rescued by...

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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...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29870 Big Moose

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Metropolitan 13/4/43; Presque Is 30/4/43; Dow Fd 1/5/43; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 2/5/43; transferred 365BS/305BG [XK-T/H] Chelveston 23/6/43; 545BS/384BG [JD-U] Grafton Underwood 29/9/43; Missing in Action...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 108

    4 October 1943
    This mission is composed of five elements. The first element is a combined force of 104 B-17s from: 306BG (16); 92BG (17); 395BG (17); 303BG (19); 379BG (18) and 384BG (17) despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. 77 aircraft are...

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 Atlanta, Georgia, USA 1 August 1918
Enlisted Fort McPherson, Atlanta, GA, USA 25 February 1942

Residence: Fulton County
Private, Branch Immaterial

Assigned Grafton Underwood, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14, UK 5 August 1943

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 547th Bombardment Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #64 dated 5 August 1943. One combat mission.

Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 14 October 1943 – May 1945

POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15.

Died 25 December 1967

Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery
Anderson
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: LOT 21 SPACE 2

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2016 03:09:08 bombercommand Changes to middlename and events
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=danneman&GSfn=davi...

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2016 02:43:34 bombercommand Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=5381

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1038 / MACR 1038, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=d... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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