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Leslie B Palmer


Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-6039, Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Ralph Guinzburg

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 30-Jul-43 in B-17 42-30192. Returned to base. Shot down 29-Nov-43 in B-17 42-6039, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1560 Awards: AM (OLC), PH (2OLC), Soldiers medal.

  • Robert Nicholson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #42-6039. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • William Whitcomb

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Bill Thomas crew. 23 x combat missions. ...

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30167 Destiny's Tot, Angel Pumpkin

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 27/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Tinker 12/5/43; Lincoln 20/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Framlingham; Horham 15/6/43; ...

  • 42-6039 'Blondie III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/6/43; Amarillo 18/7/43; Dallas 9/8/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-H] Horham 14/10/43; 5m, Missing in Action 29/11/43 with Les Palmer, Co-pilot: Ray Grass, Bombardier: Joe Kolar, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Wilbert, Radio...


Event Location Date
Born Mason, Michigan, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 29 November 1943


Date Contributor Update
08 August 2020 18:45:58 jmoore43 Changes to biography

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1560 / MACR 1560,  Losses of 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 391 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database