Earl Ervin Ketchledge

Military

Object Number - UPL 53416 - Earl Ervin Ketchledge

Shot down 29 May 1944 in B-17 #42-31475, Prisoner of War (POW).

It was Earl's 8th mission. He was a POW for about 11 months being liberated by the Russians in 1945. He later enlisted in the Air Force Reserve.

POW

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 364th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12050082
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 364th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Easton, Pennsylvania, USA

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 1944-05-29

Revisions

Date21 Nov 2021 17:03:31
ContributorKatket77
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Earl Ervin Ketchledge & Edward Ketchledge brothers provided by daughter of Earl, Kathy Ketchledge

Date22 Apr 2021 20:57:52
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date17 Feb 2021 17:59:02
ContributorJeffKet80
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I am his grandson, Jeffrey, son of Mark Earl Ketchledge, Earl's firstborn.

Date7 Dec 2020 11:10:39
ContributorHelen
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Can Do Notes Vol 88 No 2

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:57
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5339 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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