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Frank Joseph Tyndell

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 9 x combat missions. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2876.

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Kenneth Adams

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876 Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 527th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31535

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 19/11/43; Kearney 2/12/43; Syracuse 8/12/43; Presque Is 11/12/43; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-Y] Kimbolton 24/1/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ken Adams, Co-pilot: Jack Bowden, Navigator: Vince Morkus, Bombardier: Leon...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Detroit, Michigan, USA 29 September 1921

Son of Jack and Mary Tyndell.

Based Kimbolton 1943 – 30 January 1944

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Lubbecke, Germany 30 January 1944

Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2876

Buried Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery Detroit, Wayne County, MI 1948

Re-Interred
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Detroit,
Wayne County, Michigan

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 June 2021 11:08:49 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
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Date Contributor Update
31 May 2021 22:46:51 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Date Contributor Update
12 July 2020 09:42:39 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2876 / MACR 2876, 8th AF Losses / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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