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Buffard L Johnson

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Elsehenau on 9/12/44 in B-17 Belle of the Blue #42102503

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 423rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102503 'BELLE OF THE BLUE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; slated 96BG, Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; 423BS/306BG [RD-W] Thurleigh 18/5/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/9/44 with Dan Gates, Co-pilot: Ed Jordan, Navigator: John Taylor, Bombardier:...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8835 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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