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Hubert B Carpenter


Shot down 16-Aug-44 in B-17G 42-39996 'Boston Bombshell' while serving as Navigator. Aircraft was attacked by fighters and crashed near Marzhausen/Hebenshausen, Germany. Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Home of the Memphis Belle


  • 42-39996 Boston Bombshell

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G 42-39996 'Boston Bombshell' was delivered Long Beach 29-Oct-43; assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-N] Bassingbourn 14-Jan-44. Attacked by German aircraft on a mission to bomb the aircraft factories at Halle, Germany. Attack caused the left wing to catch...


  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


Event Location Date
Born Pittsburg, Texas
Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 16 August 1944 – 25 February 1946

Held at Stalag 7A, Moosburg, Bavaria. Officially returned to Military Control (RMC) 25-Feb-46. Late RMC date may indicate that he was in hospital when the war ended.


Date Contributor Update
14 January 2015 15:01:27 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events

Combined two entries into a single entry. This record now includes information from the following source: MACR 8179 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database.

Correction of some typographical errors.

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2014 18:43:27 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 17-Dec-2014. Added SN and BS association per MACR 8179. Added POW event per National Archives REcords Administration (NARA) POW database; Crafted biography per "Losses of the 9th & 9th Air Forces" Satn Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; BS association of this crew member based on MACR 8179 while BS association of aircraft is based on Roger A. Freeman, David Osborne and Bishop & Hey. COMBINATION of data from duplicate, Birth data accepted as correct from original source data ingest (see below).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:21 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8179