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Elton R Aldridge

Military

Shot down 5 January 1944 in B-17 #42-31164 'Lucky Lady. ' Damaged by flak a/c crashed near Bordeaux. Evaded (EVD)

Larry Grauderholz said, "Flak took a heavier toll ove the target when our approaching

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-31164

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Nashville 12/10/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-T] Snetterton 14/10/43; Missing in Action Bordeaux 5/1/44 with Rich Stakes, Co-pilot: Bill Foley, Navigator: Larry Grauerholtz, Radio Operator: Elton Aldridge,...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Evaded France 5 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2012 / MACR 2012, 8th AF Losses; Snetterton Heath pg 89, 97, 314 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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