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Peter P Martin

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) in B-17 #43-37865, shot down by flak on 8 August 1944 - MACR 8073.

Service

People

  • Gilbert Borba

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Sgt Gilbert A. Borba, only survivor, all other crew were Killed in Action (KIA) 08-08-1944 Shot down by flak and crashed near St Sylvain, France in B-17 "Varga Venus" #4337865

  • Elton Dickens

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed atSt Sylvain in B-17 #4337865

  • John Keys

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near St Sylvain in B-17 #4337865

  • Patrick Lollis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near St Sylvain in B-17 #4337865

  • Harry Park

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner
    Shot down by flak and crashed near St Sylvain in B-17 #43-37865, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Donald Rieger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed near St Sylvain on 8/8/44 in B-17 #4337865 POW

  • Elvin Samuelson

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot
    Shot down by flak and crashed near St Sylvain in B-17 #43-37865, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Thomas

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by flak and crashed near St Sylvain in B-17 #4337865

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-37865

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/5/44; Hunter 9/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44. Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-P] Thorpe Abbotts 10/7/44. Missing in Action on the mission to Saint-Sylvain (Calvados) 8 August 1944. Pilot : John P. Keys; Co-pilot: Elvin W. Samuelson; Navigator:...

Missions

  • 530

    8 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Abilene, Kansas, USA
Died 8 August 1944

Killed In Action (KIA). Died in explosion of the aircraft, above Périgny, Calvados, France.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2015 14:44:23 ED-BB Changes to service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 8073

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8073 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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