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Edward C Kase


Shot down 31 December 1943 in B-17 #42-37731, Prisoner of War (POW).




  • John Blaylock

    Military | Major | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    John Blaylock graduated from the University of Iowa in June, 1941 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet. After training as a Pilot, he received his wings and was sent overseas. He arrived in England in April, 1943, where...

  • Edward Boykin

    Military | Captain | Tail Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    New York-born Edward Boykin studied law at the University of Virginia from 1935 to 1940. He is listed as living in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey in the US 1940 Census, together with his parents and younger brother Samuel. ...

  • William Hatcher

    Military | Colonel | Co-Pilot; Pilot; Group Commanding Officer | 351st Bomb Group
    William Hatcher Jr was born in Grand Rapids, was brought up in Detroit’s north end and attended Northern High School. After his enlistment in the Air Corps, he followed pilot training courses and rose rapidly through the ranks. ...

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Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb 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...

  • 510th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-37731

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/8/43; Dalhart 17/8/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-A] Polebrook 22/9/43; transferred 508BS [YB-A]. Missing in Action on its 12th mission, to Bordeaux on 31 December 1943 with Pilot Major John R. Blaylock; Navigator: James Taylor; Tail...


Event Location Date
Born Mishawaka, Kansas, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Belgium 31 December 1943


Date Contributor Update
26 September 2021 18:22:57 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:17 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1984 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database