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Frederick League Black

Military

Assigned to 848BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Attached to 850BS. Member of Schultz crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Plauen 21-Mar-45; mid air collision with Me262, explosion sheared of tail. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13556

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • John Schultz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 848BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Attached to 850BS. Failed to Return (FTR) Plauen 21-Mar-45; mid air collision with Me262, explosion sheared of tail. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 13556 Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

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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. ...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 848th Bomb Squadron
  • 850th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38072

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 27/7/44; 850BS; on local flights 18/8/44 with Albert Davis, Co-pilot: Fred Ostler, Navigator: Jenner DeSantis, Bombardier: Rich Wessel, Flight engineer/top turret...

Missions

Associated Place

  • Cheddington

    Military site : airfield
    The main runway at Cheddington fell short of the required 2,000 yards for a class A airfield and it was originally used as a satellite for groups at Bovingdon nearby. Between October 1942 and the end of war in Europe it was used as a Combat Crew...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kansas City, Kansas 1924
Based Cheddington 1944 – 21 March 1945

Assigned to 848BS, 490BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Plauen, Germany 21 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Plauen 21-Mar-45; mid air collision with Me262, explosion sheared of tail. KIA MACR 13556

Buried 1946

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Leige, Belgium
Plot A Row 36 Grave 25

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 March 2020 17:58:18 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/41987569
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763732
https://www.fold3.com/record/529856456-frederick-l-black
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43658918/frederick-league-black

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 13556, 490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel

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