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Basil F Lowry

Military

He flew on Andrew Kata crew. Reported to the ETO on 27 apr 1944.
Shot down by flak and crashed near Caen on 8/8/44 in B-17 #42-102669. POW at Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobb

POW, AM OLC, DFC,

Service

People

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Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102669 DAMYANKEE

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/3/44; Kearney 15/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-G] Thurleigh 24/5/44; Missing in Action Cauvincourt, Fr 8/8/44 with Andy Kata, Co-pilot: George Simons, Navigator: Ray Bleker, togg-Phil Mundell, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Memphis, Tennessee
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 8 August 1944

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Died 2 September 1975
Buried Clarksdale, Mississippi

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2020 20:48:28 jmoore43 Changes to events and place associations
Sources

Added POW camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft IV.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition MACR 8434, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, Combat Crews pg. 55 & 57, / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8434 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

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