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Jay A Wade


Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-17 #42-31521 'Badland Bat', Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb 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...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31521 'BADLAND BAT'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Gt Falls 25/11/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 9/1/44; Presque Is 13/1/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-M] Deenethorpe 1/2/44; Missing in Action Berlin 29/4/44 with Capt George Gould, Co-pilot: Frank Linc, Navigator: Bob Lotz,...


Event Location Date
Born Champaign, Illinois, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 18:21:04 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:05 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4346 / MACR 4346, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database