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Don H Eldredge

Military

Shot down 18 November 1942 in B-17 #41-24474 'Floozy'. Plane crashed into Channel. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft III for 26 months and Moosburg for 3 months.

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    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

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois 24 May 1919
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 18 November 1942

Interned in POW Camp:
Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2021 21:28:31 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations
Sources

Updated S/N and Added a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
03 March 2021 21:22:00 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition; Roll of Honor; self, Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces Volume I by Bishop and Hey p. 46-47, MACR 16448. / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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