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James E Fannon

Military

Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Russell Ward

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 483rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099 Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 815th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6177 'Dry Run'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/5/44; Kearney 30/5/44; Hunter 7/6/44; Morrison 17/6/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Sterparone 7/7/44; Missing in Action Memmingen 18/7/44 with Russell Ward, Higgins, Anderson, Antonius, Fannon, Alfano, Wynkoop, Simpson, Durham (9 Prisoner...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Maries County, MO 28 September 1923

Son of William H and Hattie Victoria [Daniels] Fannon.

Enlisted Jefferson Barracks, MO 20 January 1943
Based Sterparone 1944 – 18 July 1944

Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Vicinity of Memmingen, Germany 18 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; POW. MACR 7099

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 18 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died Saint Louis, MO 7 May 1989
Buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Bel-Nor, MO 12 May 1989

Oak Grove Cemetery
Bel-Nor,
St. Louis County, MO

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2018 20:21:54 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28709639
https://www.fold3.com/record/89892726-james-e-fannon
https://www.fold3.com/record/66803508-james-e-fannon
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147765000/james-e-fannon

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