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James A Gunderson

Military

Shot down 3 March 1945 in B-17 #4338297. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 860th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38297

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/7/44; Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 10/8/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 3/3/45 with Chas White, Walter Helm, Jim Gunderson, George Lemberling, Marvin Knight, Fred Graf, Loren Arment, Doyle Whitney,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tacoma, Washington, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 3 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12887 / MACR 12887, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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