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Marion Haggard Ward

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Munich in B-17 'Lovely Lady' #42-102535

1950 B-29 Navigator over Korea also served in Vietnam

Service

Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 729th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102535 LOVELY LADY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Gr Island 29/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 729BS/452BG Deopham Green [M3-Q] 8/4/44; Missing in Action Munich 31/7/44 with Mason Williams, Co-pilot: Clyde Wells, Bombardier: Bob Gamble, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Russ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Atlanta, GA, USA 3 April 1924
Enlisted Charlotte, NC, USA 4 November 1942
POW Germany 31 July 1944 – 20 July 1945

Stalag Luft 1
Prussa

Died Charlotte, NC, USA 1 September 2018

Southminster Retirement Community

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2020 02:05:07 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2018 21:02:45 KD4ITI Changes to service number
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Dave Wentzel
8th AF Historical Society (metrolina chapter)

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2018 19:38:54 KD4ITI Changes to middlename, nickname, service number, highest rank, biography, awards and events
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Dave Wentzel
8th AF Hist Society (metrolina chapter)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7751 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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