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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by Heimatschuss » 17 Dec 2014 20:02

Hello Susanne,
Oberhessin wrote:Thanks again!
I got an adress in the States where I could obtain their personal casualtiy report, but this adress was only for the Army, not for the Airforce I got to know this morning.
until 1947 the American airforce was part of the army, officially called US Army Air Forces (USAAF) (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Sta ... Air_Forces). Only in 1947 they became a seperate branch of the military. So it's at least possible Greene's files are stored by the Army, but I'm no expert in this field. Or did the source mentioned by you respond that they don't have anything on him? That would change things of course.

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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by Oberhessin » 17 Dec 2014 21:03

This is the answer I got:

"This is the Army you will need to contact the Air Force to get the information you need. Sorry we do not have any contact information for the Air Force."


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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by PF » 02 Jan 2015 14:44

Here Are listing of US MIAS on date in question
http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthrea ... post194217

Link to a James Greene at
http://forum.armyairforces.com/19-July- ... spx#249732
http://www.abmc.gov/search-abmc-burials ... KaiSckXCSo

:idea: of course--his name Greene--spelled in German "Grun"!!! :idea:

the 763rd BOmb Sq was a B-24 Bomber outfit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/763d_Exped ... g_Squadron

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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by Oberhessin » 02 Jan 2015 19:39

Thank you very, very much.
I have found the MACR now and we will next with the local community historian to check if James M. Greene is James Grun.
The place the ship down is not known exactly. One of Greenes comrades landed in the neighbour hood was was nearly killed. There was a trial in Dachau afterwards. I am going for that on monday.

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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by PF » 01 Apr 2015 13:32

It is apparently a B-24 crew that was lost of the 763rd Bomb Squadron

http://forum.armyairforces.com/19-July- ... spx#252094

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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by Oberhessin » 21 May 2015 20:50

I'd like to thank everybody who helped me with this story. Without all you helpful folks I would have never found the Crew, the name and a lot of the details. I am waiting for more file from Kew and the NARA and i hope I can show you some pitures soon.

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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by Oberhessin » 03 Jul 2015 12:33

And here is is:
KIA James Malcolm Greene:
http://www.ovb-online.de/bayern/soldate ... 00155.html

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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by StefanSiverud » 04 Jul 2015 02:18

Very nice to see something good come of this!

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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by Oberhessin » 24 Jul 2015 17:25

I'd like to give a short update.
We really managed to find one of the Anti Air Raid Squadron who shot down one of the planes in July 1944. And we got in contact with the still living member of the crew and relatives of others. And we found the man who saved the life of the second airman nearly killed. 94 years old but with a vivid memory. Its almost a miracle to me.

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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by StefanSiverud » 24 Aug 2015 23:55

Great news! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by Oberhessin » 31 Aug 2015 21:33

Here are some fotos and a little bit of the thrilling research:
http://www.armyairforces.com/460th-Bomb ... 83834.aspx
Scroll down to the end of page 1.

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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by grassi » 18 Nov 2015 10:33

Some info on this incident.

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16. November 2015, 11:40 Uhr
Zweiter Weltkrieg
Der Mord an James M. Greene

Im Zweiten Weltkrieg wird ein junger US-Soldat in Pullach Opfer eines Kriegsverbrechens. 71 Jahre lang ist nicht einmal sein Name bekannt - bis zwei Historiker die Ereignisse des 19. Juli 1944 rekonstruieren.

Von Konstantin Kaip, Pullach
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/lan ... -1.2738272

http://www.merkur.de/lokales/muenchen-l ... 54519.html

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Re: Killed Canadian or US Bomber Pilot - which Archive?

Post by Oberhessin » 02 Dec 2015 07:33

Thank you!
I try to fit in the links of the 2 TV reports which show Dr. Walter Grein walking along the places of the dramatic incidents.
We hand an interesting meeting then which has not been filmed. things are going on.
Here is another link:
http://www.merkur.de/lokales/muenchen-l ... 99132.html

Edit:
http://www.br.de/mediathek/video/sendun ... h-100.html
http://www.br.de/mediathek/video/sendun ... n-100.html

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