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Russell R Ahlgren


B-17 42-30004 ditched in Channel on 6 September 1943. Returned to base. Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 42-30242 'Lallah-V III. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: PH.


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30004

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 15/6/43 JANICE; transferred 305BG [WF-Q] Chelveston 22/8/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Ellsworth Kenyon, Co-pilot: Tom Davis, Navigator:...


Event Location Date
Born Connecticut 1923
Enlisted Hartford, CT 3 January 1942

Hartford, CT.

Based Chelveston 1943 – 14 October 1943

Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died 14 October 1943

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 42-30242 'Lallah-V III. ' Killed in Action (KIA)


Date Contributor Update
06 October 2018 20:10:40 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 270