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Edward E Gavin

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed at Wust on 8/6/44 in B-17 Screw Ball #42107046

POW

Service

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...

  • 511th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107046

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/2/44; Grenier 27/2/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-Z] Polebrook 26/3/44; Missing in Action {21m} Brandenburg 6/8/44 with Bill Boyd, Co-pilot: Chester Snyder, Radio Operator: Max Thompson, Ball turret gunner: Malcolm Keanes (4 Killed in...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 6 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7584 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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