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Arthur F Green

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364.

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Charles Rutledge

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' A/C Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Killed in Action (KIA). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364. ...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97890 'Queen of Hearts' "L'il Satan"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/3/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Grenier 29/5/44; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-U] Kimbolton 12/6/44 LIL SATAN; returning from Toulouse flak hit blew off nose 25/6/44 with Karl Becker; Navigator: Bob Evans, Bombardier: Arthur Maataa (2 Killed in...

Missions

  • 652

    28 September 1944

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Albany, New York

Son of Arthur F Green. Albany, NY according to NoK info in MACR 9364

Enlisted Troy, NY 20 October 1942

Troy, New York

Based Kimbolton 1944 – 28 September 1944

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Niederdodeleben, Germany 28 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Madgeburg mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Queen of Spades' Crashed at Niederdodeleben. Prisoner of War (POW). 28-Sep-44. MACR 9364.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 28 September 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Enlistment record shows Japanese extraction and born in Alaska in 1932 !! Making him 10 years old at enlistment !!

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2019 10:18:35 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28679030
https://www.fold3.com/record/83633969-arthur-f-green
http://www.8thairforce.com/

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9364 / MACR 9364;  379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 325 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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