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Edward P Winslow

Military

Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 42-2990 'Dame Satan. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

Winslow was shot down near Brussels and broke his leg upon landing. A local farmer found him and told him to lie low until a German search party had passed. The farmer then returned and carried him to a shed behind his barn. That evening he was transported on a home-made stretcher to a larger farm and put to bed to await the doctor who put his leg in a cast. He was then moved several times in makeshift ambulances, eventually staying with an elderly couple for two months, being treated as though he was their own son. One day he got a visit from a member of the Resistance movement -L'Arme Blanche - who told him about the rest of his crew. Some months after the crash, when his leg had healed, he was moved - with another escapee - to the town of Ath, where they were treated royally. A week later a man and an 'attractive' girl came to escort them to Brussels. The girl came on the train with them and, in Brussels, handed them over to two men who - it turned out - were agents of the Gestapo. Winslow arrived at Stalag Luft 1 on 4th December 1943, where he was to spend the rest of the war.

Service

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    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
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  • Jack Hargis

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
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  • Gerald Tucker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Sgt Gerald Tucker (whose first name is often misspelled Gerold) was Right Waist Gunner on B-17 #42-3119 when it was shot down on the Hamburg mission of 26 July 1943. The plane ditched in the North Sea and all ten crew were saved and returned to base....

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Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 322nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-2990 Dame Satan

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-R] West Palm Beach 14/12/42; Bassingbourn 10/1/43; Missing in Action 11+m Schweinfurt 17/8/43 with Pilot Jack A. Hargis; Ball turret gunner: Starr A. Tucker (2 Killed in Action); Navigator: Carlyle H. Darling; Bombardier: Edward...

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Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 17 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2020 11:16:43 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

Biography completed by historian Helen Millgate. Information sourced from newsletters of the 91st Bomb Group related to the service of Edward Winslow.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 277 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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