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William M Alich


B-24 #42-52652 'Bashful Marion'Shot down 11 May 1944 in B-24H #41-29468 'Peg O' My Heart'. Prisoner of War (POW) at Luft IV.

POW, EAME, WWII VM, GC, Am. Theater Ribbon,



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Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

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Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 11 May 1944

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


Date Contributor Update
16 March 2021 21:59:51 jmoore43 Changes to events and place associations

Added an association to Stalag Luft 4 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added POW Camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:29 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4750 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / ,