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Donald E Anderson

Military

Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944 in B-24H #42-52175 'Portland Anne'. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

People

  • Marlowe Olson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 453rd Bomb Group
    Marlowe Olson was Navigator on B-24H #42-52175 'Portland Anne' on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 March 1944. The Liberator made a forced-landing near Balkburg, 3,5km SE of Avereest, Overijssel Province, The Netherlands. Prisoner of War (POW).

Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 732nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-52175

    B-24 Liberator
    Forced to land due to mechanical problems NE of Balkbrug, Holland on a mission to Rekner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944. 10 POWs.

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ottomwa, Iowa

Revisions

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2928, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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