James E Heist

Military

LWG, Alexander crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30153 "Worry Wart". Mission 312 to the Focke-Wulf factory at Hamburg. MACR 131. Falk damaged, vibrating violently over the English Channel, turned 180 degrees back to Germany, crashed near Sudmoor, Emden, Germany. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB.
Quakertown, PA

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-401542
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-736481
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32254612
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32426785
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-729751
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Worry Wart
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron 532nd Bomb Squadron 96th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 17b, Krems an der Donau, Austria

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

27 November 1922

Other

Prisoner of War

Wasserhofstraße, 3500 Krems an der Donau, Austria 25 July 1943 Stalag Luft XVIIB

Based

Prisoner of War (POW)

25 July 1943

Revisions

Date15 Apr 2018 03:34:53
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Date16 Mar 2018 03:42:19
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Date3 Nov 2017 18:54:37
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Date25 Oct 2017 00:35:13
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Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:17
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 131 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database