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Donald E Noxon

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Pilot, Noxon crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31111 'Four Aces-Pat Hand'. Mission #46 to the chemical plants at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1659. Killed in Action (KIA). The aircraft left formation shortly after the bomb run and was thought to be lost over the sea. Tablets of the Missing at Netherlands AMC.
Lt Noxon was originally co-pilot on the Robbins crew. F/O Robbins was a POW after being shot down on 12 August 1943 with the Evans crew.
Fort Morgan, CO

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People

  • John Channell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Noxon crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31111 'Four Aces-Pat Hand'. MACR 1659. Killed in Action (KIA). The aircraft left formation shortly after the bomb run and was thought to be lost over the sea. Tablets of...

  • Edison Eichhorn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Noxon crew. Original member of the Baer crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31111 'Four Aces-Pat Hand'. Mission #46 to the chemical plant at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1659. Killed in Action. The aircraft...

  • George Giovannini

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Noxon crew. Original member of the Sunde crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31111 "Four Aces-Pat Hand". Mission #46 to the chemical plant at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1659. Killed in Action (KIA). The...

  • Peter Ludwigsen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Noxon crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31111 'Four Aces-Pat Hand'. Mission #46 to the chemical plant at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1659. Killed in Action (KIA). The aircraft left formation shorty after the bomb run...

  • Paul Mogush

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    RWG, Noxon crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31111 'Four Aces-Pat Hand'. Mission #46 to the chemical plant at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1659. Killed in Action (KIA). The aircraft left formation shortly after the bomb run...

  • Toby Phillips

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Noxon crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31111 'Four Aces-Pat Hand'. Mission #46 to the chemical plant at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1659. Killed in Action (KIA). The aircraft left formation shortly after the...

  • Joseph Robbins

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Evans Crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29950 'Forget Me Not'. Mission #17 to the synthetic oil works at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Alternate target hit at the steel works of Vereinigte Stahlworks at Boxhum. ...

  • Harry Thompson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Noxon crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31111 'Four Aces-Pat Hand". Mission #46 to the chemical plant at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1659. Killed in Action (KIA). The aircraft left formation shortly after the bomb run...

  • John Thompson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Noxon crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31111 'Four Aces-Pat Hand'. Mission #46 to the chemical plant at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1659. Killed in Action (KIA). The aircraft left formation shortly after the bomb run...

  • Walter Utley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Noxon crew. 381st BG, 535th BS. Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-31111 'Four Aces-Pat Hand'. Mission #46 to the checmical plant at Leverkusen, Germany. MACR 1659. Killed in Action (KIA). The aircraft left formation after the bomb run...

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Units served with

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31111 Four Aces, Pat Hand

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 20/9/43; Scott 4/10/43; Wilmington 7/10/43; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-R] Ridgewell 19/10/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Don Noxon, Co-pilot: George Giovannini, Navigator: Edison Eichhorn, Bombardier: Walt Utley, Flight...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 119

    3 November 1943
    October 1943 turned out to be the worst loss rate for 8th Air Force for the entire war. 2,145 B-17s and 303 B-24s had been dispatched on missions. 163 B-17s had been lost (lost rate 7.5991%) and 9 B-24s were lost (loss rate 2.9703%). These loss rates...

  • VIII Bomber Command 131

    16 November 1943
    This mission was directed at targets in Norway. It was composed of three elements. The first element was a combined force of 189 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 384BG (21); 303BG (20); 379BG (22); 351BG (20); 91BG (20); 381BG (22); 305BG ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 145

    1 December 1943
    This mission was directed at the industrial areas of Leverkusen and Solingen, Germany. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 221 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (27); 92BG (18); 303BG (17);...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fort Morgan, CO
Killed in Action 1 December 1943
Buried

Tablets of the Missing

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2021 16:25:51 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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14 December 2017 02:12:20 ARowe95 Changes to biography and person associations
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13 December 2017 23:47:49 ARowe95 Changes to biography
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13 December 2017 23:19:54 ARowe95 Changes to biography
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13 December 2017 23:17:37 ARowe95 Changes to highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx

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