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Leonard Rosen


Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876

His wife was informed that he was alive by a phone call from a dairy farmer in Michigan who heard it on Radio Berlin's propaganda broadcast.

Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Kenneth Adams

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb 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...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31535

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; Syracuse 8/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-Y] Kimbolton 24/1/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ken Adams, Co-pilot: Jack Bowden, Navigator: Vince Morkus, Bombardier: Leon...

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 I

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Cedarhurst, New York, USA
Based Kimbolton 1943 – 30 January 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW 30 January 1944

Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, POW. MACR 2876

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 30 January 1944 – May 1944

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.


Date Contributor Update
12 July 2020 10:10:39 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:34 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2876 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / son, MACR 2876