James F MullaneMilitary
Shot down 13 April 1944 in B-17 42-31357 'Our Desire. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.
"Right after bombing Schweinfurt on 13 April 1944 the bomber of pilot James F. Mullane of 381 Bomb Group (535 BS) was hit by flak and engine # 3 quit. The B-17 lost more and more altitude and speed until another engine began smoking and quit.
For a certain time there was an escort of two P-47’s, but when the situation became too dangerous all bailed out. The ship exploded mid-air and crashed at Klosterkumbd, 6 km north of Simmern/Hunsrück. All men survived."
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Units served with
- Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
- Nationality: American
- Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 381st Bomb Group 422nd Bomb Squadron 535th Bomb Squadron
- Service Numbers: O-437872
- Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
- Role/Job: Pilot, Co-Pilot
|East St Louis, Illinois, USA|
Prisoner of War (POW)
Sammlung Klaus Zimmer at http://www.flugzeugabstuerze-saarland.de/html/hochwald-nahe.html