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William E Black


Damaged by flak and ditched in North Sea on 7/7/44 in B-17 #4237859 RTD Also shot down by flak and crashed at Walheim on 8/9/44 Prisoner of War (POW) in B-17 #4232093


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb 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


  • 42-37859

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 24/9/43; Gr Island 2/10/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG Kimbolton 19/10/43; force landed Gr Island, Ne with Don McMillan 1/11/43; with Herb Wright force landed St Angelo, Nth Ireland 12/2/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 8/7/44 with Willis Jones,...


Event Location Date
Born Mount Ida, Arkansas


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:54 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000/   lst MACR no number 2nd MACR 7392; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 316