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Dwight E Heatwole

Military

Shot down 25 Feb 1944 in B-17 #42-31416 on mission to Regensburg, GR, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2576.

Service

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 20th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31416

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 10/12/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with Lloyd Withers, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albert Segal, Radio Operator: Jim Verdi [wia] (3 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Capt Bob Arnold,...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Clover Hill, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA 1 December 1921
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 25 February 1944
Buried Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA

Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Plot I, 31-32

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2020 00:36:31 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to the A/C #42-31416 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2020 20:50:14 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added Born and Buried events per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 3300440.

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2020 20:44:58 jmoore43 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Added this person per info in the A/C #42-31416 description section and in MACR 2576.

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