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Martin Wieand

Military

Shot down 21 May 1943 in B-17 #4229834 'Easy Aces. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

1st Lieutenant Martin Wieand was born July 15, 1921. His next of kin were his parents, Fred and Helen Wieand. He was from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
On May 21, 1943, he was the Pilot of “Easy Aces,” B-17 tail #42-29682, when it went down over the Frisian Islands in the North Sea.
His remains were never recovered.

Service

Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-29682 Easy Aces / Ten Aces

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/43; Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Syracuse 14/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG Earls Colne 25/4/43. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 15 July 1921

1st Lieutenant Martin Wieand was born July 15, 1921. His next of kin were his parents, Fred and Helen Wieand. He was from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Died Frisian Islands, 26757 Borkum, Germany 21 May 1943

On May 21, 1943, he was the Pilot of “Easy Aces,” B-17 tail #42-29682, when it went down over the Frisian Islands in the North Sea.
His remains were never recovered.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 March 2015 02:49:53 WW2 Researcher Bill Beigel Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

IDPF and/or crash report researched by Bill Beigel. IDPF donated to American Air Museum by Bill Beigel. For more information about this flyer, you may contact http://ww2research.com.

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 / Roll of Honor

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