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James R Regan

Military

Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #4230316 'Madie. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

POW 21 months

Service

Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 568th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30316 Madie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/5/43; Gore 17/5/43; Cheyenne 20/5/43; Geiger 27/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 30/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-J] Framlingham 11/7/43; 2m, Missing in Action Regensburg 24/8/43 with Jim Regan, Co-pilot: Oscar...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 82

    15 August 1943
    German airfields in Holland and France are the targets for this mission. All of the attacks were made late in the afternoon just prior to sunset. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (20...

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pittsburgh, PA, USA 8 March 1922
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 17 August 1943 – 1 May 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 02:36:39 jregan Changes to media associations
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Entry written by son, James R. Regan, jr for the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 02:30:05 jregan Changes to media associations
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette archives.

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 02:22:35 jregan Changes to media associations
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Sent to me by the 390th Memorial Museum Tucson, AZ

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 01:58:19 jregan Changes to biography and events
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Father's military records - James R. Regan, jr.

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 01:54:59 jregan Changes to place associations
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Father's military records. James R. Regan, jr.

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 01:52:13 jregan Changes to events
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Father's military records sent to me by the United States Air Force

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 01:49:23 jregan Changes to media associations
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My father's personal military records that I received from the United States Air Force.

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 01:43:47 jregan Changes to suffix
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Son of James R. Regan, Sr.

James R. Regan Jr.

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 01:38:26 jregan Changes to suffix and nickname
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I am son of the James R. Regan, Sr.

James R. Regan, Jr.

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 01:30:30 jregan Changes to mission associations
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Father's military records

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2018 01:24:50 jregan Changes to service number and highest rank
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Father's military records from the Army Air Corp/United States Air Force.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 390 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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