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Jack B Owens

Military

Out of fuel and ditched in channel on 7/7/44 in B-17 42-30731, RTD.

Service

Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 751st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30731

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/7/43; Gore 21/7/43; Gr Isle 14/8/43; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 4/9/43; transferred with HSC radar scanner installed 813BS/482BG [PC-U] Alconbury 5/9/43, then 751BS/457BG Glatton; Missing in Action Liepzig 7/7/44 with Jack Owens, Co...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2021 12:08:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to nickname, biography and aircraft associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.457thbombgroup.org/roster/Onames.html

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2021 20:43:32 jmoore43 Changes to nickname and biography
Sources

Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1993 457th BGA Roster MACR 8195 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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