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William E Black

Military

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

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

  • 42-37859

    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,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mount Ida, Arkansas

Revisions

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

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

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