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Gerald E McDowell

Military

Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 42-3060 'Hell's Belle. ' Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3060 Hell's Belle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/1/43; 548BS/385BG [GX-V] Dow Fd 15/6/43; Gt Ashfield 26/6/43; transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-G] Bassingbourn 3/9/43; Missing in Action 4m Solingen 1/12/43 with Chas Guinn, Co-pilot: Ken Fallek, Navigator: Bob Hornbeck, Bombardier: Sid...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Merion, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 1 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2018 14:44:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 1319

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1319 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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