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Charles H Crane

Military

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30804, Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • Harold Jackson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-37740. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Kane

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 25 Combat Missions out of England. One of two to return from Schweinfurt 14 October 1943. At times flew Group, Squadron and Wing Lead. Was in the Air Force for 10 yrs and 30 yrs as an airline pilot. Discharged from Travis AFB, 1950. ...

  • Manning Lawrence

    Military | Captain | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Manning Lee Lawrence born 03 July 1921, Burbank CA. Earned his wings as a bombardier in class 42-17 in Victorville AAF 12 December 1942 (photograph from the Class book). ...

  • Charles Lozenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Charles Lozenski served as an aerial gunner with the 365th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Chelveston, England. Was on the Kane/Normand Crew 14/10/43 A/C #42-3412 1 of 2 planes to return out of 15 from the 305th that day.

  • Victor Maxwell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30804, Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Leroy Pikelis

    Military | Engineer/Top Turret | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Ben Witten

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

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Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30375 Yo-Yo --- Miss Donna Mae

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Kearney 5/6/43; Dalhart 27/6/43; Gr Isle 26/7/43; with Gordon Crozier force landed Geiger 29/7/43; Patterson 8/8/43; Gr Isle 11/8/43; Presque Is 16/8/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-B] Chelveston 3/9/43;...

  • 42-30804

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 30/7/43; Gore Fd 31/8/43; Dallas 2/8/43; Redmond 17/8/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-G] Chelveston 18/9/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Vic Maxwell, Co-pilot: Willis Rowen, Navigator: Urban Klister, Bombardier: Andy Zavar...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Stalag XVII-B

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Austria 14 October 1943

POW camp:
Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2020 20:18:53 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations
Sources

Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag 17B per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2019 01:41:32 CHARLIE B Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

AAF Archives

Date Contributor Update
17 June 2019 01:40:18 CHARLIE B Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

AAF Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 922 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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