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Kurt A Ahlstrom


Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42-38019, Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Andrew Tolmachoff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Andrew Tolmachoff was the youngest of eleven children born to Russian immigrant parents. After graduating from high school he had aspirations to be a major league baseball pitcher but the bombing of Pearl Harbor ended that dream. After enlisting...

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Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38019

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/11/43; Grenier 12/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW- ] Thurleigh 21/1/44; Missing in Action Stettin 11/4/44 with Kurt Ahlstrom, Co-pilot: Nathan Bliss*, Navigator: Herb Ossusky, Bombardier: Delbert Chase, Flight...


Event Location Date
Born Kingsburg, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 11 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
08 April 2020 02:05:54 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3677 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database