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Paul T Degnan

Military

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on mission to Oschersleben on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F 42-5360 'War Bride. ' Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1032

Awards: POW, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5360 Old Faithful, War Bride

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/11/42; New Castle 13/12/42; Assigned 358BS/303BG Molesworth [VK-N] 8/1/43; Missing in Action [35m] Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Harry Schwaebe, Co-pilot: Harry Dumse, Navigator: Paul Degnan, Bombardier: Wilburn Wiley, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Nashua, NH 1919

Son of Bartholemew I and Anna M [Murphy] Degnan.

Enlisted Springfield, MA 15 April 1942
Based Molesworth 1943 – 11 January 1944

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 11 January 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Baled out POW Oschersleben, Germany 11 January 1944

Shot down on mission to Oschersleben on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F 42-5360 'War Bride. ' POW. MACR 1032

Died Atlantic City, NJ 14 August 1949
Buried Saint Stephens Cemetery, Framingham, MA 20 August 1949

Saint Stephens Cemetery
Framingham,
Middlesex County, MA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2018 10:31:07 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28701461
https://www.fold3.com/record/83395528-paul-t-degnan
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177117931/paul-t_-degnan

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1926 / MACR 1926, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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