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James A Ehredt

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Nijetrijne on 8/15/44 in B-24 #42-95157, Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Robert Greenwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Originally pilot of Crew #648 in the 786th BS. He took over Crew #739 when their pilot (Robert Harrington) was lost while flying with a makeshift crew.

  • Verdun Munroe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Nijetrijne on 8/15/44 in B-24 #4295157 POW

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 554

    15 August 1944
    Airfields in NW Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium are the primary targets for this mission. 8th Air Force despatches a total of 932 aircraft. The raid is coordinated with 1,000 Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers and Mosquitos attacking 9 airfields...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 10 May 1924
Enlisted Altoona, PA, USA 4 January 1943
Shot Down 8481 Nijetrijne, Netherlands 15 August 1944
POW Tychowo, Poland September 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft IV
(formerly Heyd, Germany)

Died Thornton, CO, USA 30 November 2002
Buried Thornton, CO, USA 2 December 2002

Olinger Highland Mortuary and Cemetery
Thornton
Adams County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Garden of Meditation

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2021 19:22:23 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2017 09:41:41 Lucy May Changes to biography
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8427

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2017 09:26:48 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and place associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 8427

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2015 23:16:53 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8427 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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