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Frederick N Aldrich


Shot down by 20mm cannon fire from fighers and crashed near Fulda, GR on the return from a mission to Gotha, GR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-24J #42-100312. Killed in Action (KIA).



  • Donald Banta

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 445th Bomb Group
    Shot down by 20mm cannon fire from fighers and crashed near Fulda, Germany on return from the mission to Gotha, Germany on 24 February 1944 in B-24J #42-100312. Killed in Action (KIA). His remains were never recovered and he is still listed as Missing...

Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 703rd Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Born New Milfrd, Connecticut, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 February 1944
Died 24 February 1944
Buried Connecticut


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:28 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2560 / MACR 2560, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, History of the 445th Bomb Group by Rudolph Birsic / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database