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James M Bloxom

Military

Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943. Back injured by opening shock of parachute. Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag XVIIB.

Service

People

  • Clarence Borchardt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Charles Cothran

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943 (MACR 197.) Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag XVIIB. Killed during Death March in 1945. The Army recovered his body from a mass grave in Stein, Austria, and established officially that his death came during a...

  • Roy Deadman

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Martin Heathcote

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943. Prisoner of War (POW) - MACR 197.

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5893

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 29/4/43; Tinker 13/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-M] Bassingbourn 24/5/43; transferred 336BS/95BG [ET-F] Horham 16/6/43; 8m, Missing in Action Hannover 26/7/43 with Oliver Robichaud, Co-pilot:...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Frankston,, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) North Sea 26 July 1943
Died 22 January 2000
Buried Frankston Cemetery

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 197 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / RE Bloxom Jr.

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