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Donald G Skoglund

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed near Frankfurt/Main in B-17 #42102952. Wounded during combat, bailed out the burning plane and was captured near the crashplace in the village Bauernheim. Transported as POW to a hospital in Bad Nauheim. Died there on the 27th of August 1944.

Service

Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 511th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102952

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/44; Kearney 7/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-H] Polebrook 31/5/44; Missing in Action 29m Merseburg 28/7/44 with Pilot Bill Long POW; Co-Pilot Ben Upshaw POW; Flight engineer/top turret gunner Jack Hurley POW;...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Houston, Texas, USA
POW (died in hospital) Germany 28 July 1944

End Date = date of plane crash

Died 27 August 1944

died in hospital of Bad Nauheim / Germany

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 12:52:55 Mission_501 Changes to biography
Sources

date was incomplete

Date Contributor Update
11 September 2019 12:51:48 Mission_501 Changes to biography and events
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Info added

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7817 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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