Don C Bader

Military

Part of an original contingent, Bader flew B-17 F 41-24482 'Heavyweight Annihilators' in November and December of 1942. According to Plane Names, the last mission for the plane was January 3, 1943, to St. Nazaire which the group called 'flak city'. Although 'Heavyweight Annihilators' was badly hit, its crew claimed 6 fw190's destroyed and 'Heavyweight Annihilators' never flew again. Losses has a 27 January 1943 entry stating the plane was listed SALNBD on this date.

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Missions

  • Date: 20 December 1942
  • Official Description: 72 HBs attack air de pot at Romilly-sur-Seine in effective raid. 6 bmrs are lost to ftrs.
  • Date: 30 December 1942
  • Official Description: 40 HBs hit submarine base at Lorient, which now shows cumulative effect of repeated bombardment.

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Edison, Ohio

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:20
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Plane Names and Fancy Noses The 91st BG by Ray Bowden p.88, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop and Heys p. 82, The Ragged Irregulars of Bassingbourne by Havelaar p. 14