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Arthur Emmitt Copeland

Military

Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-5942 "Sky Shy". Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Myron Bowen

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-5942 "Sky Shy". Prisoner of War (POW). Broke a foot in landing and spent 3 months in hospital before being sent to Stalag Luft 3. Served also in Korea and Viet Nam. Ended his US Air Force career as a Colonel.

  • Theodore Czygier

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-5942 'Sky Shy'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Frankenfield

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-5942 'Sky Shy'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edward Hasson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group
    Drafted into 29th Division (National Guard) in March 1941. Transferred to Army Air Corps in August 1942. Trained as a Bombardier and was sent overseas. Assigned to 388th Bomb Group / 563rd Bomb Squadron. Shot down on his seventh mission, 6 September...

  • Joseph Redmond

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-5942 'Sky Shy'. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Harold Richards

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-5942 'Sky Shy'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Albert Smith

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-5942 'Sky Shy'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • David Wiesner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #425942 'Sky Shy. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Warren Woods

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down 6 September 1943 in B-17 #42-5942 "Sky Shy". Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5942 Sky Shy/ Wenatchee Special

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 26 May 1943; Denver 4 June 1943; Dow Field 28 June 1943; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall as "WENATCHEE SPECIAL" 4 July 1943. (Also named "Sky Shy"). Missing in Action Stuttgart 6 September 1943 with Pilot Myron A. Bowen; Co-pilot:...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Decatur, IL, USA 9 February 1919
Bailed out near Ulm, Germany 6 September 1943

from B-17 # 42-5942, shot down by fighters and Flak

Prisoner of War (POW) 6 September 1943 – 29 April 1945

Interned at Stalag Luft 3, Sagan, Poland. Force-marched end of January 1945 to Stalag 7A Moosburg, Germany. Liberated by US troops

Died St James, MO 65559, USA 16 September 1994

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2017 18:31:36 arthurc12 Changes to suffix and events
Sources

http://www.interment.net/data/us/mo/phelps/miles/index.htm

Date Contributor Update
03 February 2017 15:42:57 ED-BB Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 3121
NARA WWI enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3121 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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