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Pilot Lt Eldon J Broman (Circled) and crew of B-17 #42-30272 'Fritz Blitz. 335thBS, 95th BG, 8AF. 42-30272 Shot down on 10 October 1943.



  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron


  • Eldon Broman

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Shot down 10-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30272 'Fritz Blitz', Prisoner of War (POW) - MACR 1118. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), POW, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richmond Dillon

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30272 'Fritz Blitz', Prisoner of War (POW). POW


  • 42-30272 'Fritz Blitz'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/5/43; Gore 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 17/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-U] Horham 15/6/43; Missing in Action (21m) Munster 10/10/43 with Eldon Broman, Co-pilot: John Chaffin, Navigator: Bill Fowler, Bombardier: Paul Guiteras...


Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 14:01:46 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

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Date Contributor Update
10 December 2015 12:18:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations