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Ronald W Croft

Military

Severely damaged by fighters after bombing the secondary target of Munich, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31159 and crashed at Niedereschach, GR after the surviving crew members baled out. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

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People

  • Frank Jurach

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Severely damaged by fighters after bombing the secondary target of Munich, GR on 18 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31159 and crashed at Niedereschach, Germany, after the surviving crew members baled out. Killed in Action (KIA).

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...

  • 333rd Bomb Squadron

    333rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-31159

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/9/43; Gr Island 10/10/43; Wilmington 13/10/43; Assigned 333BS/94BG Rougham 23/10/43; Missing in Action Munich 18/3/44 with Ron Croft, Co-pilot: Lester Krapf, Navigator: Glen Likewise, Bombardier: Jim Parker, Flight engineer/top...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 18 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3419 / MACR 3419, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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