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Alexander Alex


Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-17 #4239764 'Santa Anna. ' Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-39764

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 25/8/43; Scott 16/9/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-B] Molesworth 18/10/43; transferred 360BS [PU- ]; {6m} Missing in Action Bremen 20/12/43 with Alexander Alex, Navigator: Nick Goldschmidt, Bombardier: Albt Farrar, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 20 December 1943


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:14 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1706 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database