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Glen H Bozarth

Military

Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #425820. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29905

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/3/43; New Castle 6/4/43; Metropolitan 15/4/43; New Castle 21/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-K/Z] Kimbolton 21/5/43; AFSC 7/4/44; Returned to the USA Rome 29/8/44; Hobbs 11/9/43; Kirtland 7/1/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation ...

  • 42-5820 "Mystic"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 27/2/43; Denver 4/3/43; Smoky Hill 7/4/43; Pueblo 21/4/43; Presque 26/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-C] Kimbolton 8/6/43; 526BS [LF-C]; ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 81

    12 August 1943
    This mission is separated into two elements. The first element is a combined force of 183 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division: 91BG (22); 92BG (19); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20); 351BG (21); 379BG (21); 381BG (20); and 384BG (20) are dispatched to bomb...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Long Beach, California, USA 17 March 1917
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 August 1943

Stalag Luft III

Died Orange County, CA, USA 11 January 1988

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2017 06:34:20 JoCarter Changes to events
Sources

find a grave notes

Date Contributor Update
16 December 2016 16:25:31 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20012432

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2016 18:09:20 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2340; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 274

See also: http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=46990

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2340 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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