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

11 February 1921 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Other

Bailed out

30 November 1943 of B-17 #423317 over Holland

Other

Evaded capture

30 November 1943 - 23 March 1944 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)

23 March 1944 Stalag Luft 4

Died

13 March 1976 Pennsylvania
Philidalphia, Pennsylvannia

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