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Francis Carrol Krahling

Military

Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Harlan Bunn

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Guy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harvey Hesse

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Lee

    Military | Major | Pilot; Co-Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Charles D. Lee flew with the 93rd BG in 1943 and then transferred to the 91st BG on 24 January 1944. Became Group Operations Officer on 7 February 1944 in the 91st BG. Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Prevost Marshall

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator; Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Arrived in England in July 1943. Shot down on 10th mission over Hamm (Ruhr) on 22 April 1922 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • John Ryan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 42-40000 'Just Nothing. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Fred Snavely

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Leonard Sterle

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Fire broke out near the top turret shortly after take off on mission to Eschweiler in B-17G # 42-40009 on 24 Jan 1944. RTD. Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Prisoner of War (POW). He flew on the Charles D. Lee, Jr. crew.

  • Jay Suldan

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #4240000 'Just Nothing. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Charles Williams

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Shot down 22 April 1944 in B-17 #42-40000 "Just Nothing". Killed in action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

Missions

  • 311

    22 April 1944

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 4 January 1924

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Lived in 1942

Washington, District of Columbia

Enlisted 16 June 1942

Bolling Field, Anacostia, District of Columbia

Prisoner of War (POW) 22 April 1944 – 1945

Interned at Stalag Luft 3 in Sagan/Zagan, Poland. Force-marched from there to Stalag 7A in Moosburg, Germany. Liberated there by US troops on 29 April 1945. NARA WWII POW record : “Returned to Military Control 12 June 1945.”

Buried 2003

Francis Krahling rests at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida

Died 12 January 2003

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2020 10:31:26 ED-BB Changes to person associations
Sources

Frank Scorsune was not on board 42-40000 when it was lost

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2020 08:28:48 ED-BB Changes to person associations
Sources

Connection with Prevost Marshall

Date Contributor Update
01 May 2020 14:48:19 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

MACR 4259
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
WWII Draft Card
VA Gravesite Locator
Veterans Affairs BIRLS death File

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2020 09:04:24 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, person associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 4259

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4259 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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