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Martin Heathcote

Military

Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943. Prisoner of War (POW) - MACR 197.

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People

  • James Bloxom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943. Back injured by opening shock of parachute. Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag XVIIB.

  • Clarence Borchardt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Charles Cothran

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner, Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943 (MACR 197.) Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag XVIIB. Killed during Death March in 1945. The Army recovered his body from a mass grave in Stein, Austria, and established officially that his death came during a...

  • Roy Deadman

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Robert Katz

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943

  • George Kosturko

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943.

  • Joseph Mutz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Oliver Robichaud

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down in B-17F #42-5893 'Sad Sax' on 26 July 1943, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Graham Smith

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) in 42-5893 'Sad Sax' 26 July 1943.

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5893

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 24/4/43; Smoky Hill 29/4/43; Tinker 13/5/43; Dow Fd 21/5/43; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-M] Bassingbourn 24/5/43; transferred 336BS/95BG [ET-F] Horham 16/6/43; 8m, Missing in Action Hannover 26/7/43 with Oliver Robichaud, Co-pilot:...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 77

    26 July 1943
    The German rubber industry at Hannover, Germany and the U-Boat shipyards at Hamburg, Germany are the primary focus of this mission. In addition, a German ship convoy and targets of opportunity at Wilhelmshaven and Wesermunde are bombed. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 8 March 1916

Freeland, Maryland

Enlisted 26 April 1941

in Baltimore, Maryland

Prisoner of War (POW) North Sea 26 July 1943 – 6 June 1945

Captured near Hannover, Grmany. Interned at Stalag Luft 3, liberated at Stalag 7A Moosburg by US troops 29 April 1945

Buried 1982

New Freedom Cemetery, New Freedom, Pennsylvania

Died 1 February 1982

York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 September 2018 17:08:19 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations and mission associations
Sources

WWII Enlistment records
WWII POW records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 197 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / RE Bloxom

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