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Arthur C Hensler Jr


Shot down 30 November 1943 in B-17 42-3317 'The Spirit of '76'. Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Max Gottlieb

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. Flew with Thomas Batcha, Richard Robinson, Edward Komurka crews. Failed to Return (FTR) Solingen in B-17 42-3317 'The Spirit of '76' 30-Nov-43; hit by flak in starboard wing, baled out. Evaded...

  • Paul Gregory

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Paul Gregory was a graduate of St Aloysius Academy and Niagara University in New York. After graduation he worked for the Bethlehem Steel Company in Baltimore, Maryland, before he enlisted in July 1941. He trained in the US Army Air Forces as a...

  • William Lohmann

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    After 2 years of college in Ohio, William Lohrmann enlisted in the Air Corps in April 1942. After following aerial navigation training, he was sent overseas and assigned to the 95th Bomb Group/412th Bomb Squadron. ...

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb 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...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3317 "The Spirit of '76"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6 May 1943; Dow Field 30 May 1943; assigned 384th BG Grafton Underwood 10 June 1943; transferred to 412th BS/95th BG [QW-Y/V] Horham 28 June 1943; 23missions. Missing in Action Solingen 30 November 1943 with Pilot Arthur C. Hensler Jr;...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of war 30 November 1943


Date Contributor Update
14 October 2020 21:45:36 jmoore43 Changes to nickname

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1559