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Samuel P Aldridge


Shot up by a fighter and made an emergency landing north of Lingen, GR on a mission to target airfields in the Rheine/Osnabruck area of GR on 21 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3040 'Miss Ouachita'. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3040 Miss Ouachita

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/1/43; 303BG Molesworth 11/4/43; transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-U] Thurleigh 17/4/43; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-Q] Bassingbourn 23/8/43; Missing in Action 18m Gutersloh 22/2/44 with Spencer Osterbegg, Navigator: Morris Roy, Bombardier:...


Event Location Date
Born Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 21 February 1944


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 2457 / MACR 2457, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database