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Richmond P Dillon

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Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30272 'Fritz Blitz', Prisoner of War (POW).

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  • Eldon Broman

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Shot down 10-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30272 'Fritz Blitz', Prisoner of War (POW) - MACR 1118. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), POW, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

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  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30272 'Fritz Blitz'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/5/43; Gore 8/5/43; Smoky Hill 17/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-U] Horham 15/6/43; Missing in Action (21m) Munster 10/10/43 with Eldon Broman, Co-pilot: John Chaffin, Navigator: Bill Fowler, Bombardier: Paul Guiteras...

  • 42-3497

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/7/43; Gore Fd 15/8/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-O] Horham 8/9/43; 5m, Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with Lionel Correia, Co-pilot: Don Dunhaver, Navigator: Richard Coffey, Bombardier: Frederick Davis, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-37734 Cuddle Cat

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/8/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-G] Horham 8/9/43; with L. Jeffers force-landed RAF Lissett 13/11/43; with Robert Currence force-landed Thorpe Abbotts 16/12/43. Missing in Action on its 19th mission, to Kiel, Germany...

  • 42-6098 Superstitious Aloysius

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 22/7/43; Cheyenne 25/7/43; Gr Island 3/9/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-R] Horham; with J. D. Scott, Radio Operator - Clyde Myer [wia 26/11/43]; ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 95

    15 September 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a formation of 93 B-17s from: (1BG (19); 305BG (18); 306BG (18); 351BG (19); and 381BG (19) despatched to bomb the German air deport at Romilly-sur-Seine, France. 87 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 106

    2 October 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements, two or which are directed at the industrial areas of Emden, Germany and the other at the German airfield at Woensdrecht, Holland. The first element is a formation of 163 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division which...

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 113

    9 October 1943
    This mission is composed of 6 elements. The first element is a combined force of 115 B-17s from: 303BG (20); 379BG (20); 384BG (21); 351BG (21); 91BG 16; and 381BG (16) dispatched to bomb the industrial areas of Anklam, Germany. 106 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Arkansas, USA 21 June 1921
Enlisted Little Rock, AR, USA 12 November 1941
Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 10 October 1943 – 6 October 1945

Taken Prisoner in Haaksbergen, Holland

Died St. Louis, MO, USA 6 April 2012

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12 March 2021 20:10:47 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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27 September 2014 18:22:49 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1118 / MACR 1118, Wall of Valor / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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