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Willard W Brown


Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-30164, Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Robert Cozens

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot/Command Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Nathan Forrest

    Military | Brigadier General | Command Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed In Action (KIAn)in the loss of B-17 #42-30164 on the Kiel mission 13 June 1943.

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30164

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 27/4/43; Memphis 30/4/43; Presque Is 5/5/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-E] Framlingham 12/5/43; 2m, Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Capt Harry Stirwalt, Co-pilot: Maj Alan Wilder, Navigator: Walter Thimm, Bombardier:...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 13 June 1943

Stalag 3C Alt Drewitz Brandenburg, Prussia 52-14


Date Contributor Update
27 October 2021 19:47:44 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations

Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag 3C per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2021 19:37:12 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 18:27:28 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1371 / MACR 1371/8960 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database