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Richard A Funkhouser

Military

Dick Funkhouse served as a pilot with the 366th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group out of Chelveston, England. On 5 December 1944, he was flying B-17 #43-38074 when it was shot down and crashed near Berlin. He was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW) and held at Stalag Luft IV.

Service

Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38074

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Dow Fd 25/7/44; Assigned 366BS/305BG Chelveston 6/8/44; Missing in Action Berlin 5/12/44 with Dick Funkhouser, Ray Cook, Harry Scales, Garland Williams, Bill Raborn, Ralph Harvey, Wilbert Jacobson, Cornelius...

Missions

  • 738

    5 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rantoul, Illinois, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 5 December 1944 – 1945

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2021 21:20:41 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events
Sources

Added POW Camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
30 November 2016 09:37:01 Lucy May Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank, biography, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=66643

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11041 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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