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Franklin Charles Hall


Shot down 5 November 1943 in B-17 41-24565 'The Ramblin' Wreck. ' Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb 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


  • 41-24565 The Ramblin' Wreck, IDAHO POTATO PEELER

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-P] Bangor 9/10/42; Molesworth 25/10/42; force landed RAF Chipping Warden 23/1/43 with Ross Bates, 10RTD; Missing in Action 28m Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 with Ambrose Grant, Co-pilot: Frank Hall, Navigator: Jim Berger, Bombardier:...


Event Location Date
Born Bay Minette, Alabama, USA 4 July 1920
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 5 November 1943

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Buried Foley, Alabama, USA May 2005
Died Foley, Alabama, USA 4 May 2005


Date Contributor Update
06 January 2020 20:34:00 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "Summary biography" by coping from another member of his crew. Data verified in MACR #1157 on 303BG website.

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2020 19:36:49 jmoore43 Changes to middlename and events

Corrected spelling of his middle name and added birth, death and burial info per Find-a-grave MEMORIAL ID 43906351.

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2020 19:19:42 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Added S/N and POW camp info from POW records at the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2019 14:50:41 Normaze3 Changes to middlename and events

8th AF News - June 2010

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:13 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 1157 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database