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Minot F Deftos

Military

Shot down by flak burst and crashed N of St Pol, FR on a mission to Wizernes, FR on 19 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31926 'Lovell's Hovel'. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31926 Lovell's Hovel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Homestead 27/1/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-G] Grafton Underwood 19/2/44; Missing in Action Watten V-site at Wizernes 19/3/44 with Jim Lovell, Co-pilot: Walt Brookings, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Calvin...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) France 19 March 1944
Died 19 March 1944
Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, Missouri

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3242 / MACR 3242, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=d... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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