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Montgomery D Givens

Military

Shot down in a frontal attack by fighters on the return from a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31135 'Suzy Sagtitz' crashed near Schoonebekerveld, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). Held in POW camp Stalag Luft 1, Barth Vogelsang, Prussia

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Service

People

  • Hobert Beavers

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Kenneth Betts

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Shot down in a frontal attack by fighters on the return from a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31135 'Suzy Sagtitz' crashed near Schoonebekerveld, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 562nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30212 Quarterback

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/4/43; Sioux City 14/5/43; Smoky Hill 11/6/43; Dow Fd 16/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; transferred Aphrodite project, Missing in Action V-sites, Watten 6/8/44 with Lt Joeseph P Andrecheck & T/Sgt Raymond Healy (2...

  • 42-31135 Suzy Sagtitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/9/43; Gr Isle 8/10/43; Romulus 12/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 14/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Montgomery Givens, Co-pilot: Harry Teat, Navigator: Ken Betts, Bombardier: Larry McMillan, Flight engineer...

  • 42-5954 Mister Yank II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/5/43; Kearney 10/6/43; Dow Fd 7/7/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 11/7/43; Returned to the USA 30/3/44. Salvaged 4/1/46. MR YANK II.

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Browder, Kentucky, USA 1 December 1919
Prisoner of War (POW) 7761 Schoonebeek, Netherlands 6 March 1944

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Korean War Combat Tour Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea 1953

Flew A-26 Invaders with the 3rd Bomb Group

Died 1 April 1980
Buried Arlington National Cemetery 25 April 1980

Arlington, Virginia, USA

Plot: Sec: 69, Site: 5334

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 February 2020 22:26:41 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
Sources

Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2017 18:07:21 ferrolad1968 Changes to highest rank and biography
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from Jim Karr (son of M/Sgt Jack Karr)

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2015 00:47:26 466thHistorian Changes to highest rank, events and place associations
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466th BG Historian

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3082 / MACR 3082, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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