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Robert Albert Grimes

Military

Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, 30 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-5444 JD-N, "We Dood It". Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2263
POW Camp: Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde)

POW

Service

People

  • Everett Bartholomew

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, 30 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-5444 JD-N, '"We Dood It". Prisoner of War (POW). ...

  • Jack Bishop

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Brunswick in B-17 42-5444 "We Dood It" 30-Jan-44; shot down by fighters, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2263. Awards: PH.

  • Arthur Canziani

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, 30 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-5444 "We Dood It". Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2263 Final Resting Place or Memorial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri

  • Edward Davis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator, Radio Operator Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, 30 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-5444 JD-N "We Dood It". Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2263 Final Resting Place or Memorial: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

  • Francis Nelson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 545BS, 384BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. ...

  • Robert Ralph

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by enemy aircraft on a mission to Brunswick, 30 January 1944 in B-17F #42-5444 "WE DOOD IT". Killed in Action (KIA). MACR# 2263. He flew 22 combat missions. ...

  • Burton Ross

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, 30 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-5444 JD-N, "We Dood It". Killed in Action (KIA). Final Resting Place or Memorial: Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia

  • James Seibel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    shot down by enemy aircraft on a mission to Brunswick, Germany, 30 January 1944 in B-17F 42-5444 JD-N, "WE DOOD IT". Killed in Action. MACR 2263 Final Resting Place or Memorial: Missouri

  • Thomas Vezina

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters on a mission to Brunswick, 30 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-5444 "We Dood It". Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2263. He flew eighteen combat missions.

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 545th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5444 "WE DOOD IT"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 10/12/42; Salina 7/1/43; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-C] Molesworth 2/6/43; 403AD Langford Lodge 5/7/43; 545BS/384BG [JD-N] Grafton Underwood 11/8/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Burton Ross, Navigator: Art Caziani, Bombardier:...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 200

    30 January 1944
    This mission has the aviation industry at Brunswick, Germany as the primary target. The mission is composed of a combined force pf 777 heavy bomber aircraft despatched in three elements: 1st Bomb Division; 2nd Bomb Division and 3rd Bomb Division. The...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 30 January 1944

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2021 00:37:51 jmoore43 Changes to events and place associations
Sources

Added POW Camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag Luft 4 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
26 January 2015 22:20:48 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2263 / MACR 2263, 8th AF Losses, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=g... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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