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Jack E Owens


Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97129, Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Alfred D'Alessandris

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner/Engineer | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42-97129. His B-17 was shot down at Stutebuell, 3 kms north west of Kappeln, near Schleswig, near the German/Denmark border at 2.15pm. ...

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Units served with


  • 42-97129

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/1/44; Kearney 12/2/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Presque 10/3/44; Assigned 367BS/306BG Thurleigh 12/3/44 SKIPPER; transferred 337BS/96BG [AW-B] Snetterton 13/3/44; Missing in Action Rostock 11/4/44 with Pilot: Van Hixon, Co-pilot: Malcolm...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


Event Location Date
Born Elwood Cty, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Denmark 11 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
25 January 2021 20:45:13 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3816 / MACR 3816; Snetterton Falcons, pg 131 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database