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Alfred D Held

Military

18 Sept 1943 Shot down on Nantes France Ball bearings mission, Prisoner of War (POW)

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29901

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/43; Sioux City 18/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 13/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-K] Kimbolton 22/4/43; Missing in Action Nantes 16/9/43 with Walt Euwer, Co-pilot: Len Brown, Navigator: Sten Evans, Bombardier: Ed Connolly, Flight...

Events

Event Location Date
Born East Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Evaded France 16 September 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

379th Bomb Group Anthology; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 279 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1347 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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