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Samuel N Blatchford


Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #4229901. Evaded.
Died 2008.
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29901

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 13/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-K] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Walt Euwer, Co-pilot: Len Brown, Navigator: Sten Evans, Bombardier: Ed Connolly, Flight...


Event Location Date
Born Lawton, Oklahoma, √Čtats-Unis 1925
Buried 2008 – 16 September 1943


Date Contributor Update
23 April 2016 18:39:23 alicand Changes to service number


Date Contributor Update
23 April 2016 17:52:22 alicand Changes to biography and events

All information from the site

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23 April 2016 17:45:24 alicand Changes to awards

of his real name: Norwood Manuelits Beeastiligar.
His mother, Pauline Manuelito was the great-granddaughter of the great warrior Chief "Manuelito" who fought Kit Carson in the Navajo War and led his people in exile to the current Navajo reservation.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:00 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1347 / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000; MACR 1347; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 279 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database