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Eino Viljo Alander


Shot down by ME109s and crashed W of Meppen, Germany on the return from a mission to Klein Machow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944 in B-17G 42-31194 'Duchess of Dixie'. Killed in Action.

AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31194 Duchess of Dixie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 30/9/43; Gr Island 19/10/43; Memphis 26/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 1/11/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Clarry Grindley, Navigator: Bob Fanning, Bombardier: Don Mecum, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Parker...


Event Location Date
Born Lempäälä Municipality, Pirkanmaa, Finland 1920
Killed in action 6 March 1944
Buried Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

Plot D Row 3 Grave 38


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16 May 2022 11:46:07 general ira snapsorter Changes to middlename, biography, events and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:47 AAM AAM ingest

ABMC, MACR 3034, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia