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Frank P Ball

Military

Four missions in four days, Peenemunde, Augsburg, Leipzig and Cheinfurt didn't bother Lt. Frank Ball.

RTD. Crashed at St Lo on 8/8/44 in B-17 43-37510

Service

Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37510

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Kearney 10/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-T] Deenethorpe 10/6/44; Missing in Action Cauvincourt 8/8/44 with Capt Frank Ball, Co-pilot: Lt Col Jere Maupin, Navigator: R.W. Marshall, Bombardier: W.T. Kemp,...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 July 2017 10:38:06 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=5

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