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Melvin B Dunham

Military

Flew 18 missions from December 1943 to March 1944. Shot down by fighters after losing an engine and falling behind and crashed NE of Stendal, GR on a mission to Berlin on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31785 'Slightly Dangerous'. Prisoner of War (POW).

AM/ POW

Service

People

  • Robert Bellora

    Military | Master Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frederick Bittner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after losing an engine and falling behind and crashed NE of Stendal, GR on a mission to Berlin on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31785 'Slightly Dangerous'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31785 'Slightly Dangerous II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 14/12/43; Gt Falls 20/12/43; Denver 22/12/43; Kearney 1/1/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-N] Horham 4/2/44; 10m, Missing in Action Berlin 4/3/44 with Melvin Dunham, Co-pilot: Bob Renner, Navigator: John Matthews, Bombardier: Everett Lund,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 4 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2797 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / self, MACR 2797, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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