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Elwin J Darden

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near St Trond on 9 Feb 45 in B-17 #4338764

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38764

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-C] Molesworth 28/10/44; battle damaged Lutzkendorf 9/2/45 with Jack Bailey, Merwin Hall (2 Returned to Duty); Bill Fisher, Bill McGuire, Carl Muller, Elwin Darden, Don Geng, Ed...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hernando, Mississippi, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2018 14:15:42 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography and place associations
Sources

http://303rdbg.com/rost-cd.html#D
http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=57414

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12230 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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