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Ellsworth H Kenyon

Military

B-17 #42-30004 ditched in Channel on 6 September 1943. Returned to base.

Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30242 'Lallah-V III', Prisoner of War (POW).

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Thomas Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. B-17 42-30004 ditched in Channel on 6-Sep-43. Returned to base. Shot down 14-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30242 'Lallah-V III', Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 911 Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Lambert

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Aboard B-17 42-30004 when it ditched in English channel on 6-Sep-43. Returned to base. RTD Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Martin Licursi

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 364BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Aboard B-17 42-30004 which ditched in English channel on 6-Sep-43. Returned to base. RTD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30004

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 2/4/43; Smoky Hill 22/4/43; Dow Fd 24/5/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-B] Ridgewell 15/6/43 JANICE; transferred 305BG [WF-Q] Chelveston 22/8/43; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Ellsworth Kenyon, Co-pilot: Tom Davis, Navigator:...

  • 42-30242 Lallah-V III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-N] Chelveston 10/6/43; fitted with H2S equipment in trials at Burtonwood, UK; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Ellsworth Kenyon, Co-pilot:...

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Stalag VII-A

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Price County, Wisconsin. USA 12 August 1922
Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 14 October 1943

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

Died Olympia, Washington, USA 6 November 2002
Lived in Wisconsin, USA
Enlisted Wausau, Wisconsin, USA

3 January 1942

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09 October 2021 22:07:24 jmoore43 Changes to events
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22 January 2018 11:29:42 Lucy May Changes to middlename, service number, biography and place associations
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http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=82123

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor; MACR 911, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey pp. 270, 332

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