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Frank R Bisagna

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Navigator, Zeman crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30676 'Baby Dumpling'. Mission #57 to the airfield at Tours, France. Hit by an air to air rocket. MACR 1962. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I.
New Hamburg, NY

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People

  • Francis Cater

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Zeman crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30676 'Baby Dumpling'. Mission #57 to the airfield at Tours, France. Hit by an air to air rocket. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 1962. Prisoner of War at Stalag Lufts 1...

  • Raymond Chevraux

    Military | Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Zeman crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30676 'Baby Dumpling'. Mission #57 to the airfield at Tours, France. Hit by an air to air rocket. MACR 1962. Evaded. Sgt Chevraux was assisted by many French civilians...

  • George Day

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    TG, Zeman crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30676 'Baby Dumpling'. Mission #57 to the airfield at Tours, France. Hit by an air to air rocket. MACR 1962. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB. Not an original crewmember. ...

  • Burton Givan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Zeman crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30676 'Baby Dumpling'. Mission #57 to the airfield at Tours, France. Hit by an air to air rocket. MACR 1962. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB. Folsom, CA

  • Herve Leroux

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Zeman crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30676 'Baby Dumpling'. Mission #57 to the airfield at Tours, France. Hit by an air to air rocket. MACR 1962. Evaded. Escape & Evasion Report E&E. Sgt Leroux bailed out...

  • Otis Montgomery

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Zeman crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30676 'Baby Dumpling'. Mission #57 to the airfield at Tours, France. MAR 1962. Hit by an air to air rocket. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft I. Enid, OK POW

  • John Sinquefield

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Zeman crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30676 'Baby Dumpling'. Mission #57 to the airfield at Tours, France. Hit by an air to air rocket. MACR 1962. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB. Washington, DC

  • William Walker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Zeman crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30676 'Baby Dumpling'. Mission #57 to the airfield at Tours, France. Hit by an air to air rocket. MACR 1962. Killed in Action (KIA). Lt Walker didn't have a...

  • Jack Zeman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Zeman crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-30676 'Baby Dumpling'. Mission #57 to the airfield at Tours, France. Hit by an air to air rocket. MACR 1962. Evaded. EE Report 417. Aided by multiple civilians and the...

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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. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30676 Baby Dumpling, Danny Dumpling

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 9/7/43; Love 29/7/43; Kearney 1/8/43; Topeka 12/8/43; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 24/8/43; transferred 532BS/381BG [VE-E] Ridgewell 19/9/43; Missing in Action Tours 5/1/44 with Jack R. Zeman, Ball turret gunner: Herve A. Leroux, Waist...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 171

    31 December 1943
    This mission is the last heavy bomber operation of 1943. 1943 had been a very "tough" year for the 8th Air Force in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). 23365 B-17s had been despatched on missions and 881 had Failed to Return (FTR) for a loss...

  • 8th Air Force 174

    4 January 1944
    The port area of Kiel, Germany and the railroad marshalling yards at Munster, Germany are the Primary targets of this Mission which is organised as two elements: one going to Kiel and the other to Munster. Roger A. Freeman begins to designate aircraft...

  • 8th Air Force 176

    5 January 1944
    This mission consists of five elements: The first element is a combined force of 131 B-17s are despatched by 1st Bomb Division: 92BG; 303BG; 305BG; 306BG; 379BG; 384BG; and 482BG to bomb the shipyards and industrial areas of Kiel, Germany. 119 are...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Hamburg, New York, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 5 January 1944

Stalag Luft I

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 January 2018 21:58:28 ARowe95 Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1962 / MACR 1962, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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