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David R Fitzgibbons

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed near Britaigny on 6/25/44 in B-24 'Crippled Bitch' #41-29371

POW

Service

People

  • Oscar Weeklund

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • 442

    25 June 1944

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Van Nuys, California, USA
Shot Down Brétigny-sur-Orge, France 25 June 1944

Shot down near target on a mission to Bretigny, France. 6 KIA and 4 POW

POW Moosburg, Germany July 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft 7A

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2015 03:31:49 466thHistorian Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6723 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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