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Oscar A Williamson

Military

Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-17 #4237985 'The Saint. ' Landed in Sweden. He left the formation with one engine smoking and headed for Sweden. He successfully landed and the crew was interned. The plane was subsequently repaired and was recovered after May 1945. In July 1944 he was exchanged and returned. On 9/10/44 Crashed near Laubental in B-17 I'll Be Around #4337603 Prisoner of War (POW) Only 96th BG pilot to become a Missing in Action (MIA) twice

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-37985

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 4/11/43; Kearney 13/11/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-V] Snetterton 3/12/43; Co-pilot: Curtis Mosier (Killed in Action) Regensburg 25/2/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Oscar Williamson, Co-pilot: Bill Juergens, Navigator: Sam...

  • 43-37603

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/44; Hunter 16/5/44; Grenier 3/6/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-R] Snetterton 3/6/44; Missing in Action Nurnberg 10/9/44 with Oscar Williamson, Co-pilot: Jim Haynes, Navigator: Wiley Williams, Bombardier: John Greene, Flight engineer...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Interned (INT) Poland 9 April 1944
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3650 / MACR 3650/MACR 8809; Snetterton Heath pg 90, 123 & 130 / MACR 8809 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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