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Frank J McNichol

Military

Shot down by flak and fighters and crashed near Mont St Martin, FR on a mission to Augsberg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31517. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 748th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31517

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Pendleton 24/11/43; with Leon Sachs force landed Denver, Co 8/12/43; Salt Lake 12/12/43; Wendover 14/12/43; Assigned 748BS/457BG [A] Glatton 15/12/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 25/2/44 with Jim Chinn, Co-pilot: Bob Cooper,...

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3003, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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