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Milton S Fox

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz in B-17 42-31597 'Landa'; Shot down by intense flak 30-Nov-44. Baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11127

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • John Conroy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz in B-17 42-31597 'Landa'; Shot down by intense flak 30-Nov-44. In baling out, was struck by open bomb bay doors resulting in a damaged shoulder and sustaining a...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31597 Landa

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/11/43; Salt Lake 28/11/43; Cheyenne 17/12/43; Kearney 20/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Grenier 9/1/44; Presque Is 12/1/44; Prestwick 15/1/43; Assigned 527/BS/379BG [FO-C] Kimbolton 30/1/44; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with John Conroy...

Missions

  • 731

    30 November 1944

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York State 1924
Enlisted New York City, NY 26 October 1942

New York City, New York

Based Kimbolton 1944 – 30 November 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Leipzig, Germany 30 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Zietz in B-17 42-31597 'Landa'; Shot down by intense flak 30-Nov-44. Baled out. POW. MACR 11127

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 30 November 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2020 15:23:55 Hotelie1970 Changes to awards
Sources

General Order 582 from Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding General, by Command of Brigadier General Turner, dated 4 December 1944.

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2019 10:16:13 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30641833
https://www.fold3.com/record/83638406-milton-s-fox

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11127 / MACR 11127; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 331 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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