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Walter R Froehlich

Military

Collided with another aircraft 42-102457 and crashed at Woessingen, near Pforzheim, Germany on 27 May 1944 in B-17 #42102561. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-102480 Boots II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 1/5/44; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-N] Snetterton 2/4/44; on training mission 23/4/44, with John Brotbeck, Co-pilot: Chas Irving, Navigator: Ed Montgomery, Bombardier: Owen Womak, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-102561

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 14/3/44; Gr Island 2/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; slated 385BG, Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-D] Snetterton 22/4/44; Missing in Action Karlsruhe 27/5/44 with Chas Irving, Bombardier: John Flanyak, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Zalaker,...

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...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 27 May 1944 – 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2017 15:36:13 Lucy May Changes to surname, service number, role, biography, events and place associations
Sources

http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=66381

Combat Chronology; Snetterton Falcons, pg 134 & 149 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5164 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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