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Thomas H Rivenbark

Military

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. Prisoner of War (POW). 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Curtis Hill

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer/gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. Prisoner of War (POW). 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308. ...

  • Paul McManes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator/gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. Prisoner of War (POW). 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308. ...

  • John Misarko

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Bombardier/navigator | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. Prisoner of War (POW). 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308. ...

  • Wilbur Moore

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer/gunner | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. Prisoner of War (POW). 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308. ...

  • Galend Stone

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. Prisoner of War (POW). 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308. ...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force

    9th Air Force

    Command

  • 322nd Bomb Group

    322nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 322nd Bombardment Squadron (Medium) was activated on 19-Jun-1942 at MacDill Field, Florida with B-26B Marauder aircraft. In late September 1942 the unit moved to Drane Field, Florida. The Ground echelon sailed for the UK aboard the Queen Elizabeth...

  • 449th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31767 'Ginger'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt,France. Damaged badly enough by AAA [hit in port engine, which was feathered and undercarriage dropped, possibly hydraulic damage] on the 21-Apr-44 mission to cause the crew to bail...

Associated Place

  • Andrews Field

    Military site : airfield
    The base was known as Great Saling when construction – by US Army engineers – began in 1942 but was renamed Andrews Field in honour of the memory of Gen. Frank M. Andrews, who was killed when the B-24 he was travelling in crash-landed in Iceland on 3...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born North Carolina, USA 19 October 1919
Enlisted Washington, DC, USA 7 May 1941

07 May 1941

Lived in Virginia, USA 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 21 April 1944

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down 62600 Berck, France 21 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. POW. 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 21 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died Virginia, USA 25 May 1976
Buried 28 May 1976

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2017 15:21:23 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
16 May 2017 10:55:30 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, events and place associations
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https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121746527

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2017 10:40:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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