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Noel R Britten

Military

Shot down 11 June 1943 in B-17 #42-3114, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3113

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 94BG /43; transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-F] Kimbolton 3/43; Missing in Action St Nazaire 29/5/43 with Art Hale, Co-pilot: Stuart Sharp, Navigator: Vern Andruskeiwicz, Bombardier: Jerry Ahern, Flight...

  • 42-3114

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/2/43; Dow Fd 18/4/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-T] Kimbolton 3/43; Missing in Action Wilhelmshafen 11/6/43 with Noel Britten, Co-pilot: Patrick Rea, Navigator: Olympio Cassera, Navigator: Matt Driscoll, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Three Rivers, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 11 June 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2020 21:59:35 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to A/C #42-3113 and “Noel R. Britten” per info with attached media (UPL 18731).

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2020 21:54:26 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations
Sources

Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2020 21:50:22 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to A/C #42-29893 per info with attached media (UPL 18731).

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2020 20:34:47 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1295 / MACR 1295; The 379th Bombardier Group Anthology, pg 262 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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