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Douglas J Upton


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed on 22 Mar 43 in 'Junior' #42-5179, was on regular crew of 'Holey Joe' #41-24352


Units served with

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 352nd Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24352 Holey Joe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 352BS/301BG Chelveston 7/42; Tafaraoui 24/11/42; crash landed Mateur 9/5/43 40m with George Peabody; flak damage 6/11/43; Returned to the USA 22/10/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 31/10/45....

  • 42-5179 Junior

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/10/42; West Palm Beach 12/1/43; Assigned 352BS/301BG Ain M'Lila 22/2/43; St Donat 6/3/43; Missing in Action 4m Palermo 22/3/43 with Jim Hair, Miers, Partriquain, Seman, Burns, McLaughlin (6 Killed in Action); Yonych, Cook, Upton (3...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 22 March 1943

Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)


Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 02:01:11 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Added a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 01:56:43 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations

Added a connection to A/C #41-24352 & #42-5179 mentioned in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 01:54:27 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:46 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Emmet Cook's journal