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Eldridge C Duck Jr

Military

Eldridge C Duck was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW) on 24 August 1944. H was shot down by fighters and crashed at Leipzig in B-17 #4338146.

He died, aged 90, in his home state of Florida, on 5 September 2014.

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38146

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY- ] Chelveston 10/8/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/8/44 with Paul DabneyWounded in Action, Co-pilot: Bernie McAllister, Navigator: Claudius Armstrong, Bombardier:...

Missions

  • 568

    24 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pensacola Heights, Bellview, FL 32526, USA 1 August 1924
Lived in 619 Wilson Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32507, USA 17 June 1943

Listed as his next-of-kin: Allie Duck, 619 N. Watson Avenue, Pensacola, FL

Enlisted Camp Blanding, 5629 State Road 16 West Bldg 2300 Avenue A, Starke, FL 32091, USA 17 June 1943
Based Chelveston 1 August 1944
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 24 August 1944
Lived in Pensacola, FL, USA September 2014
Died 5 September 2014
Buried Whitmire Cemetery, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2015 12:34:24 Lucy May Changes to biography
Sources

Combined two entries for Eldridge C Duck. This entry now includes information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8209

Date Contributor Update
23 February 2015 12:30:27 Lucy May Changes to service number, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Checked the MACR and Eldridge C Duck was taken prisoner not Killed in Action as this record previously stated. Also, removed location 'Warren, Minnesota, USA' for Born event as enlistment record says he was born in Florida. See MACR 8209.

Enlistment record: http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=F...

Findagrave record: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=duck&GSfn=eldridge...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8209 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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