Skip to main content
Edit entry 

John C Bruggeman

Military

Shot down 2 November 1944 in B-17 #2106998. 'Paper Doll' Prisoner of War (POW)

Service

Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 751st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106998 Paper Doll

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 29/1/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 28/2/44; transferred 751BS/457BG [V] Glatton 2/3/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 2/11/44 with Graeme Bow, Navigator: George McGee, Bombardier: Dick Hibschman, Ball turret gunner:...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 2 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1993 457th BGA Roster, MACR 10322 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 10322 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Share