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Edwin W Bjorn

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Maldberg on 8/15/44 in B-17 Jigger Rouche 42-31423

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Henry Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Maldberg in B-17 Jigger Rouche 42-31423 on 8/15/44 Air Medal w Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 42-102411

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Cheyenne 1/3/44; Hunter 21/3/44; Grenier 10/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Y/P] Molesworth 30/4/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 28/3/45. MISS LACE.

  • 42-31423 Jigger Rooche / Kraut Killer

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/11/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-M] Molesworth 14/1/44. ...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

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...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 15 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2017 18:58:54 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8168 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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