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Donald B Armstrong

Military

Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #423300. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

People

  • Julius Krafft

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 3 September 1943 in B-17 #423300. Killed in Action (KIA).

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30237 'Stump Jumper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-V] Kimbolton 1/6/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 4/8/44; APH Knettishall, Crashed due to flak short of target [Oldenburg power station]...

  • 42-3300

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/4/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-F] Kimbolton 11/6/43; transferred 526BS [LF-F]; Missing in Action Evreux 3/9/43 with Julius Kraft {all 524bs crew}, Ball turret gunner: Frank Frydryk, Waist gunner: Don Armstrong (3...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Excello, Ohio 14 September 1921
Died France 3 September 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2018 20:25:10 penguin1737 Changes to service number, events and person associations
Sources

Given picture & Find-a-grave record

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2015 10:36:57 Lucyd Changes to events and aircraft associations
Sources

Combined two entries into a single entry. Record includes information from the following sources:
MACR 1349 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database
http://www.fold3.com/image/28693157/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1349

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