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Jerry B Ahern


Shot down on 29 May 43 in B-17 #42-3113, hit by flak and fighters, crashed near Pontivy, Prisoner of War (POW).


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb 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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3113

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 94BG /43; transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-F] Kimbolton 3/43; Missing in Action St Nazaire 29/5/43 with Art Hale, Co-pilot: Stuart Sharp, Navigator: Vern Andruskeiwicz, Bombardier: Jerry Ahern, Flight...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Dallas, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 29 May 1943

Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)


Date Contributor Update
29 April 2021 20:15:54 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations

Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag 7A per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:11 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR  1292; The 379th Bombardier Group Anthology, pg 260 / MACR 1292 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database