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Melvin I Seldin


Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #4230162 'Piccadilly Virgin. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb 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...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • 42-30162 The Piccadilly Virgin

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/43; Smoky Hill 29/4/43; Walla Walla 7/5/43; Tinker 21/5/43; Smoky Hill 24/5/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-X] Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Kiel 4/1/44 with Bill Hudgens, Co-pilot: John Hinchey, Navigator: Bill...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...


Event Location Date
Born Newark, New Jersey, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 4 January 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:02 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1756 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database