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William A Russi

Military

Shot down 30 July 1943 in B-17 #4229746. Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier 8 June 1943 B-17 #42276 was returning to BW1 to collect codes and allied papers left at the control office, when a/c suffered damage on landing. Crew is listed with the Reed Prov. Bomb Group.

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29746 Excaliber

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/2/43; Gt Falls 23/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salinas, Cal 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; Snetterton 12/6/43; transferred 524BS/379BG [WA-F] Kimbolton 12/7/43; Missing in...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rochester, New York, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 30 July 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2019 23:12:13 k9footsoldier Changes to media associations
Sources

Correction.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1355 / MACR 1355, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 145, 208-9; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 271 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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