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James T McDonald


Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-17 #4229859 'The Annihilator. ' Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 510th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29859

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/2/43; Gore 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-H] Polebrook 16/4/43; Missing in Action 1m Courtrai 14/5/43 with Capt Bill Forsythe, Co-pilot: R. C. Stewart, Navigator: Jim McDonald, Bombardier: Bob Ostheimer,...

Associated Place

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


Event Location Date


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:55 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I p. 118 by Bishop & Hey