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Alden T Mann


Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17 #42-29677 'Battlin B. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. He died on 22 May 1943 in the hospital at Schleswig after being shot down from severe burns. Earlier on May 1, 1943, he flew a mission to submarine pens at Coastal France and the top turret was damaged. His TTG/engineer Charles Vondrachek's actions earned the Distinguished Service Cross (US) and the British Distinguished Service Medal.



Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29677

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Stephenville, Nfd, 12/4/43; Assigned 96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; transferred 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 20/4/43; Missing in Action Heligoland 15/5/43 with Alden Mann...


Event Location Date
Born Atlanta, Georgia
Killed in Action (KIA) 15 May 1943
Died 22 May 1943


Date Contributor Update
02 December 2016 19:17:47 ATMANN Changes to nickname and awards

From his son Alden T Mann IV

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:13 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 16060 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor, MACR 16059 Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I p. 121 by Bishop and Hey, First over Germany pp. 108, 114 by Russell Strong, ABMC database