Alden P Madsen

Military
Staff Sergeant John A Miller and Alden "Pat" Madsen of the 100th Bomb Group. John A Miller has handwritten on reverse: 'July 1944, 349th BS-100th BG. Lt: John A Miller, Rt: Alden "Pat" Madsen. Taken after I returned from Bury St Edmonds where I received the DFC.'

Object Number - FRE 1650 - Staff Sergeant John A Miller and Alden "Pat" Madsen of the 100th Bomb Group. John A Miller has handwritten on reverse: 'July 1944, 349th BS-100th BG....

Badly wounded by fire in A/C #42-38053 'Cap'n Crow' in a form up accident over the base. on 7 May 1944. Target was Berlin. The plane had flares stored in the top turret and for some reason they exploded and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out. The pilot Wright and Raper were possibly overcome by fumes and passed out. The rest of the crew bailed out, in all 5 of the crew were killed.

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  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Jenny lee
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 457th Bomb Group 349th Bomb Squadron

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Date4 Aug 2021 14:34:33
Contributorjmoore43
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Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:03:13
ContributorAAM
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100th BG Casualty Report / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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