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William F Motter


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Fritzlar on 9 Mar 45 in B-17 #4297810


Units served with

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allies...

  • 602nd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97810

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-S] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; with Shimek force landed continent on 8/1/45 and after repairs re-ass 2/3/45; (61m) Missing in Action Kassel 9/3/45 with Willard Jacobs, Bombardier...


Event Location Date
Born Moscow, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 9 March 1945


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:02 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12962 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database