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Duane A Wilson

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KIA during force landing in Farabol, Sweden after aircraft B-17 G #42-31192 (YB-R) being hit by flak over Politz, Germany. MACR 9566.
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Service

People

  • Lloyd Best

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Lloyd Best served as tail gunner with 8th AF, 351st BG at Polebrook, England. ...

  • Jerry Blake

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Jerry Blake served as ball turret gunner with 8th AF, 351st BG at Polebrook, England. ...

  • Louis Candelaria

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Louis Candelaria served as top turret gunner with 8th AF, 351st BG, 509th BS at Polebrook, England. ...

  • Robert Crawford

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Robert Crawford served as waist gunner with 8th AF, 351st BG at Polebrook, England. ...

  • Lawrence Jensen

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 351st Bomb Group
    Larry Jensen served as radio operator with 8th AF, 351st BG at Polebrook, England. ...

  • William Rooney

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 351st Bomb Group
    Served with as a bombardier with 8th AF, 351st Bomb Group, 509th BS, Polebrook, England. Killed in Action (KIA), crashed in Farabol, Sweden with B-17 G #42-31192. Plane was hit by flak over Politz, Germany. MACR 9566. It was his 2nd mission. Died in...

  • Duane Wilson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA). Served co-pilot with 8th AF, 351st BG, 509th BS at Polebrook, England. On his 2nd mission, Oct 7th 1944, the target was synthetic oil factories in Politz, Germany. The pilot, Einer Petersen with 25 missions, were a replacement...

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Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

Aircraft

  • 42-31192

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/9/43; Scott Fd 24/10/43; Presque Is 1/11/43; with Roy Parsons force landed Meeeks Fd, Iceland 12/11/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG Deenethorpe 13/11/43; transferred 509BS/351BG [RQ-R] Polebrook 3/12/43; 508th BS [YB-R]; Missing in...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fords, New Jersey, USA
KIA Farabolsvägen 699-26, 290 60 Kyrkhult, Sverige 7 October 1944 Р7 October 1944

Died during force landing in Farabol, Sweden.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2016 22:11:25 Ivar Kandell Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

Edited service number, death, biography. Source 351st BG Association and others, Check double entries.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 9366 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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