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Kirk R Aldrich


Shot down by fighters and crashed NE of Gardelegen, GR on a mission to Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31079. Prisoner of War (POW)



Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31079

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/9/43; Scott 23/10/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 14/11/43; transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-J/F] Bassingbourn 20/11/43; Missing in Action Erkner 6/3/44 with Paris Coleman, Navigator: Arthur Rinne, Ball turret gunner: Osceola Phillips...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Event Location Date
Born Seattle, Washington, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 6 March 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:02 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2897 / MACR 2897, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database