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Richard H Erickson

Military

Shot down by fighters on mission to Brunswick on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-29961 'Passionate Witch. ' 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...

  • 331st Bomb Squadron

    331st Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-29961 Passionate Witch

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/43; Casper 28/3/43; Smoky Hill 16/4/43; Tinker 6/5/43; Lincoln 17/5/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG [QE-V] Earls Colne 29/5/43; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 11/1/44 with Steve Butler (KIA-bailed out too...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 11 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2015 13:36:29 usxpat Changes to service number and role
Sources

MACR 1882, accessed at Fold3

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1882 / MACR 1882, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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