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.
Units served with
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...
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:...
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...
||Pensacola Heights, Bellview, FL 32526, USA
||1 August 1924
||619 Wilson Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32507, USA
||17 June 1943
Listed as his next-of-kin: Allie Duck, 619 N. Watson Avenue, Pensacola, FL
||Camp Blanding, 5629 State Road 16 West Bldg 2300 Avenue A, Starke, FL 32091, USA
||17 June 1943
||1 August 1944
|Prisoner of War (POW)
||24 August 1944
||Pensacola, FL, USA
||5 September 2014
||Whitmire Cemetery, Pensacola, FL 32514, USA