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James Olen Durham

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: SS, AM, 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 Nevada County, AR 18 November 1922

Son of Dollie B Durham.

Lived in Washington, AR 1942
Enlisted Houston, TX 7 November 1942
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 Deer Park, Harris County, TX 2 December 2013
Buried Houston National Cemetery, TX 13 December 2013

Houston National Cemetery
Houston,
Harris County, TX

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 18:56:03 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography and events
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https://www.fold3.com/page/84894660-james-o-s-k-durham/facts
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/121538197/james-olen-durham

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2018 14:53:49 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
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