Sidney Balman

Military

Object Number - UPL 19416 - Lt. Wayne W Mcintyre's crew of the 8th AF 95th Bomb Group standing by their B-17F "Pistol Packin' Mama" at their base in Horham, England, 6 February...

Shot down by fighters and crashed near Wietmarschen, district Bad Bentheim, NE of Nordhorn, Germany on a mission to Brunswick on 10 February 1944 in B-17F #42-30609 "Pistol Packin' Mama". Prisoner of War (POW).

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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 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32383813
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11116989
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pistol Packin Mama
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron 401st Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

1919-03-19 Minnesota

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 1944-02-10 captured near Engden, SE of Nordhorn, Germany. Interned at Stalag Luft 1, Barth, Germany. NARA POW record : “Returned to Military Control 26 June 1945”
Hennepin County, Minnesota

Enlisted

1942-02-25 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Revisions

Date27 Jul 2020 13:14:10
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 2542
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records

Date27 Sep 2014 18:25:08
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2542 / MACR 2542, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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