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Ambrose G Grant

Military

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

Earlier 10/14/43 on return from Schweinfurt mission, with B-17#42-5482 'Cat O'Nine Tails' running out of fuel landed at Bedfordshire. Crew returned.

Awards: POW

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

  • 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, 10 RTD; Missing in Action 28m Gelsenkirchen 5/11/43 with Ambrose Grant, Co-pilot: Frank Hall, Navigator: Jim Berger, Bombardier:...

  • 42-5482 Cat O'Nine Tails

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Brookley 1/2/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-W] Molesworth 6/3/43; sustained flak damage over Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ambrose Grant, Co-pilot: Franklin Ball, Navigator: Jim Berger,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 121

    5 November 1943
    Having had good success with P-38 escorts and limiting penetration depth into Germany this mission is directed at the railroad marshaling yards and oil refinery at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. In addition the marshaling yards at Munster, Germany are also...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 5 November 1943

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2020 22:32:40 jmoore43 Changes to mission associations
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Added a connection to the 8th AF mission #121 for 5 Nov 1943.

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2020 19:23:58 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
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Added a connection to A/C #42-5482 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2020 19:22:21 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Copied "Summary biography" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2020 17:53:39 jmoore43 Changes to biography and place associations
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Added a connection to Stalag Luft 1 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Updated the location of the POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added punctuation to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2020 19:00:55 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "Summary biography" copied from another of his crew.

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2020 18:54:44 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
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Added S/N and POW camp info from POW records at the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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