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Frank J Buck


Shot down 6 September 1942 in B-17 #41-9026 'Baby Doll' while serving as Bombardier. Crashed into Channel. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron



  • VIII Bomber Command 10

    6 September 1942
    15BS despatches 12 DB-7 A-20 Boston IIIs to attack the German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France; 92BG & 97BG together despatach 51 B-17s to bomb the Avion Portez aircraft factory ar Meaulte, France; 301BG despatches 13 B-17s to attack German...

Associated Place

  • Bovingdon

    Military site : airfield
    Bovingdon, in Hertfordshire (often confused with Bovington, Dorset), was built in 1941-42 as a bomber station but was never developed into a fully-fledged heavy bomber airfield as it did not have the required 2,000 yard runway. ...


Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) English Channel 6 September 1942

Aircraft attacked by German fighters and crashed into the English Channel. His remains were never recovered.

Commemorated Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Madingley Road, Coton, Cambridgeshire CB23 7PH, UK 1945

Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery.


Date Contributor Update
23 April 2020 00:18:09 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
15 November 2014 18:40:29 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, events, place associations and mission associations

Le Cunningham 15-Nov-2014. Connections; event descriptions; edit to bio to add crew position.

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2014 18:38:08 Lee8thbuff Changes to awards

Lee Cunningham, 12-Oct-2014, American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).

Date Contributor Update
12 October 2014 18:34:57 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number and events

Lee Cunningham - 12-Oct-2014, MACR 16489; Stan Bishop, 'Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces'.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:02 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 16489 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database