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Donald E Weir

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People

  • Paul Casey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down in B-17 42-29981 Plane ditched in North Sea. All crew rescued. 26-Jul-43. RTD Pilot of B-17 42-5801, lost on the Bochum mission, 12-Aug-43. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 656. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Hans Johnson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Gelsenkirchen 12-Aug-43 in B-17 42-29884; hit by flak, crashed Haltern, near Sevenum, six miles W of Venlo, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 374. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group's 327th Bomb Squadron was the only Eighth Air Force squadron to fly YB-40s in combat. YB-40s were B-17s modified to fly as a heavily armed escort for other bombers. They were flown on missions between May and June 1943. Between May 1943...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29884

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/43; Patterson 8/4/43; Eglin Fd 16/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-D] Alconbury 23/5/43; force landed base with friendly fire damage with Lopez Mantou 9/6/43; then transferred 326BG [JW-D]; Missing in Action...

  • 42-5732

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    (YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 29/10/42; Biggs 15/3/43; Orlando 29/4/43; Presque Is 3/5/43 Assigned Keck Prov BG; Assigned 327BS/92BG Alconbury, t/o Goose Bay for Meeks Fd, where pilot found poor weather and decided to press on for UK, and low on gas, crash...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 374 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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