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Asa J Irwin

Military

Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29945. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29802 RUTHIE II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/2/43; Tinker 10/3/43; Duncan 31/3/43; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-C] Alconbury 3/4/43; mission to Hamburg 26/7/43 with Bob Campbell [severely WIA], Co-pilot: John Morgan, Navigator: Keith Koske, Bombardier: Asa Irwin, Flight engineer...

  • 42-29945 Sylvia

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/3/43; Walla Walla 28/3/43; Smoky Hill 13/3/43; Dow Fd 30/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 2/5/43 DAISY JUNE II; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 326BS/92BG Alconbury 23/7/43; Missing in Action...

  • 42-29981 'Hell-Lena'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/3/43; Gore 31/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Dow Fd 11/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 27/4/43 HELL-LENA; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 326BS/92BG Alconbury 23/7/43; Missing in Action Hanover 26/7/43...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 August 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2020 18:07:32 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to the A/C # 42-29802.

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2020 18:06:00 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
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Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2020 18:04:14 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 658 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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