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George A Bauer


Lost three engines on the return from a mission to Berlin that was recalled and crash landed near Friston, Sussex on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31155. RTD. Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-17 #4237842. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31155

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 25/9/43; Harvard 6/10/43; Assigned 711BS/447BG [IR-F] Rattlesden 18/11/43; returning from Berlin 4/3/44, with Jim Anderson, Co-pilot: Larry Koenig, Navigator: George Shroeder, Bombardier: Theo Bush, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 42-37842

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 19/9/43; Gr Island 13/10/43; Assigned 711BS/447BG [IR-R] Rattlesden 26/11/43; Missing in Action Achmer 8/4/44 with Jim Anderson, Co-pilot: Vernon Dicke, Navigator: George Schroeder, Bombardier: Theo Bush, Flight engineer/top turret...


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 8 April 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3658 / MACR 3658, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database