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Donald Rossell Lovell

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Prisoner of War (POW). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Richard Waters

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bomber pilot | 322nd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, wounded in stomach and unconscious, unable to bale out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, 1Lt Waters having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Killed...

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 450th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-31814 'Bag of Bolts'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. Hit by flak, pilot wounded in stomach and unconscious, crew baled out, shortly later A/C exploded on impact, pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armored flight seat. 2 x EVD, 3...

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 IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Martinsville, VA 24112, USA 1917

Son of J W Lovell.

Lived in Henrico County, VA, USA 1941
Enlisted Roanoke, VA, USA 21 July 1942
Based Andrews Field 1943 – 8 July 1944

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down / baled out 62123 Warlus, France 8 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Prisoner of War (POW). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 8 July 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Buried Henry, VA 24102, USA April 1961

Lovell Cemetery
Henry County
Virginia, USA

Died Henry County, VA, USA 9 April 1961

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2017 11:13:00 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/86820928_donald_r%20lovell/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28993151
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=372898
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69983611

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