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Wayne D Hedglin

Military

Shot down by fighters on mission to Oscherleben on 11 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29487 'Ritzy Blitz. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

Earlier 30 December 1943 on return from mission to chemical works at Ludwigshaven, made wheels-up landing in Berkshire. 10 RTD

POW

Service

People

  • Donald Hahlen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Hedglin crew. 30-Dec-43 on return from mission to chemical works at Ludwigshaven, made wheels-up landing in Berkshire. RTD. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • James Lascu

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator/Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down by fighters on mission to Oscherleben on 11 January 1944 in B-17F 42-29487 'Ritzy Blitz.' Killed in Action (KIA). MACR #1915

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

  • 42-29487 Ritzy Blitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/12/42; Salina 2/2/43; Duncan 23/2/43; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-K] Bassingbourn 9/3/43; 48m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11/1/44 with Wayne Hedglin, Co-pilot: Don Jones, Navigator: Carey Goodwin, Waist gunner: Bill Francisco,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Boelus, Nebraska, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 11 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1915 / MACR 1915, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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