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Donald A Cloutier


Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Burgsteinfurt on 9/30/44 in B-17 'Pakawalup II'#4231077. T/O from Deenethorpe, target Munster; hit by flak setting no. 1 engine on fire. Last seen at 1400hrs near Dutch-German border escorted by five P-51s. Crew of nine, all Prisoner of War (POW)


Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron
  • 615th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31077 Pakawalup II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/9/43; Scott 21/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-A] Deenethorpe 26/10/43; transferred 615BS [IY-A]; Missing in Action Munster 30/9/44 with Tom Davis, Co-pilot: Alan Newcomb, Navigator: Herb Corwin, Bombardier: Henry Kaczorowski,...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...


Event Location Date
Born Chicago, Illinois


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:23 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9416; Losses of the 8thAF, vol.4