Paul William Appleby

Military

Shot down 30 November 1943 in B-17 #42-3317 'The Spirit of '76. ' Initially evaded, was later captured. See the page with full details about his evasion and capture at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fapplebpw.html

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735954
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15171099 and O-801481
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Spirit of 76
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

1921-02-11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philidalphia, Pennsylvannia

Other

Bailed out

1943-11-30 of B-17 #423317 over Holland

Other

Evaded capture

1943-11-30 - 1944-03-23 Helped by Dutch and Belgian citizens and the Belgian Comète evasion network, he was arrested in Brussels on 23 March 1944

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

1944-03-23 Stalag Luft 4

Died

1976-03-13 Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date13 Apr 2022 10:30:12
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Added address for his page at website www.evasioncomete.be

Date27 Sep 2014 18:21:19
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1559 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database