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James Elias Pennoyer Jr

Military

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. Shot down 20-Jul-44 in B-17 42-31037 'Pistol Packin' Mama'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7545

Awards: AM (OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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  • Kenneth Murgatroyd

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. Shot down 20-Jul-44 in B-17 42-31037 "Pistol Packin' Mama". Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31037 Pistol Packin' Mama

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 8/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-F] Deenethorpe 10/10/43; Missing in Action Leipzig 20/7/44 with Kenneth R Murgatroyd, James E Pennoyer, James K Elderkin, Stanley Lesser, Jerome P Robertson, Howard N Magnuson (6 Prisoner of War); Owen...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born West Chester, PA 15 January 1921

Son of James Elias Snr and Mary Lee [Norman] Pennoyer.

Lived in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania 1942
Enlisted Nashville, TN 12 March 1943

5'10"
165 lbs

401st Combat Tour Deenethorpe 12 June 1944 – 20 July 1944

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Bailed out/Captured Weimar, Germany 20 July 1944

Shot down 20-Jul-44 in B-17 42-31037 'Pistol Packin' Mama'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7545

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 20 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2 May 1950

9405 Stenton Avenue

Lived in Port Charlotte, Florida 1985
Died Florida 28 September 2019
Buried Sarasota National Cemetery Sarasota, Sarasota County, FL October 2019

Sarasota National Cemetery
Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida

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