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Walter E Dengler


Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 7/31/44 in B-17 Umbriago #42-107092, Interred (INT).



  • Dan Knight

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Lieutenant Dan C Knight flew 28 missions with 401st Bomb group from 22 February to 25 June 1944. He and his crew were the first assigned to the 401st Bomb Group. Knight was pilot of B-17 'Mary Alice' which was named after his mother.

  • Jay Ossiander

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Damaged by flak and landed in Switzerland on 31-Jul-44 in B-17 42-107092 'Umbriago'. Interned (INT) Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107092 'Freckles', 'Umbriago'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 17/2/44; Kearney 22/2/44; Grenier 6/3/44; Assigned 710BS/447BG Rattlesden 13/3/44; transferred 615BS/401BG [IY-E] Deenethorpe 23/3/44 FRECKLES!; Missing in Action Munich 31/7/44 with Jay Ossiander, Co-pilot: Roy Cooper, Navigator:...


Event Location Date
Born Jasper, Alabama, USA
Interred (INT) Switzerland 31 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
26 April 2022 03:10:17 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Added a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Changed the label for a KIA event to “Interred (INT)” per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2022 03:05:50 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:49 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7825 / MACR 7825, / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database