Reinhardt M King

Military

March - August 1943. Pilot, King crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29978 'Hell's Angel'. Mission #20 "Black Tuesday" to the ball bearing works at Schweinfurt, Germany. #4 engine was damaged and the right wing was on fire. MACR 382. Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III and Stalag XIIID.
Illinois

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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 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13083431
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17037484
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13029298
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14060067
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-795280
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Hell's Angel
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 13D, Oflag 73

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Moline, Illinois 25 February 1916

Other

Prisoner of War

Germany 17 August 1943 Stalag Luft III Stalag XIIID

Died

9 December 1997

Revisions

Date18 Mar 2018 00:16:27
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Date5 Nov 2017 04:25:12
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Date5 Nov 2017 04:16:59
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Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:17
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 382 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / daughter; 381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 382