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Olaf W Ecklund

Military

Shot down 21 May 1943 in B-17 #42-29682 'Boomerang'. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    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

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-29682 Easy Aces / Ten Aces

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/2/43; Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Syracuse 14/4/43; Dow Fd 19/4/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG Earls Colne 25/4/43. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2020 21:10:45 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor

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