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Edward L Kolb


Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Redefin on 14 Jan 1945 in B-17G #43-37933 'Yankee Maid'.


Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 838th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-37933 'YANKEE MAID'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 2/7/44; Missing in Action Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Harry Nyland, Bill Rhett, Ray Litka, John Claxton, Angelo Ovial, Saverio Costantino, Francis Wetzel, Ed Kolb (8...


Event Location Date
Born Oakland, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 14 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
28 February 2020 03:42:41 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Corrected the date the POW event & in the "Summary biography" to match the date in MACR 11732 at

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2020 03:24:26 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Corrected the date of the POW event.
Added S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:32 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11732 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database