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Alvin George Bader

Military

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Sterkrade, Germany in B-17 42-97781 'Eight Ball III'. Shot down 2-Nov-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10151

Awards: AM (3OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Jack Davis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Sterkrade, Germany in B-17 42-97781 'Eight Ball III'. Shot down 2-Nov-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10151 Awards: 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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 359th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97781 'Eight Ball III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Denver 3/3/44; Gr Island 312/3/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-O] Molesworth 12/5/44; Missing in Action Sterkrade, Ger 2/11/44 with Jack Davis, Don Kohlstedt, Vernon Hellesvig, Nino Guiciardi, Dave Bloom, Rex...

Missions

  • 698

    2 November 1944

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Heil, ND 4 November 1921

Son of Jacob and Lydia Bader.

Lived in St Paul, MN 1942
Enlisted Butte MT 6 August 1942

Butte, Montana

Based Molesworth 1944 – 2 November 1944

Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Brummen, Holland 2 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Sterkrade, Germany in B-17 42-97781 'Eight Ball III'. Shot down 2-Nov-44 KIA. MACR 10151

Buried Brummen, Germany 3 November 1944

Interred
Brummen Catholic cemetery

Buried Netherlands American Cemetery 1946

Re-Interred
Netherlands American Cemetery
Plot H Row 5 Grave 16

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2021 13:02:41 Al_Skiff Changes to awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28723973
https://www.fold3.com/record/67315584-alvin-g-bader
https://www.fold3.com/record/529870324-alvin-g-bader
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56296453/alvin-george-bader

Date Contributor Update
28 January 2019 20:06:32 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28723973
https://www.fold3.com/record/67315584-alvin-g-bader
https://www.fold3.com/record/529870324-alvin-g-bader
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56296453/alvin-george-bader

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2015 09:57:36 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
/ MACR 10151;
http://303rdbg.com/rost-ab.html">http://303rdbg.com/rost-ab.html>

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10151 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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