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James H Hagen

Military

Shot down at Hamburg on 6/18/44 in B-17 #42-102628, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102628

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/3/44; Kearney 14/4/44; Grenier 28/4/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-P] Kimbolton 13/5/44; Missing in Action Hamburg 18/6/44 with Steve King, Navigator: Don Casey, Bombardier: Chas Henry, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Wheeler...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Diego, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 18 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 December 2020 19:59:15 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5989 / MACR 5989; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 308 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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