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James R. Regan, Sr. pilot. a lieutenant at the time, is second person kneeling from the left.



  • James Regan

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230316 'Madie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW 21 months


  • VIII Bomber Command 82

    15 August 1943
    German airfields in Holland and France are the targets for this mission. All of the attacks were made late in the afternoon just prior to sunset. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (20...

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...


Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 01:36:27 jregan Created entry with caption and mission associations

Received this photograph and mission information as a part of the package that was sent to me (his son) by the United States Air Force.

James R. Regan, Jr.