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Dean W Pilkington

Military

Baled out Sth of Höver, Germany, area on a mission to Berlin, on 22 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-28678. Prisoner of War (POW).

Awards: POW, WWI Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28678

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) - Aircraft was lost due to mechanical failure on 22-Mar-44 mission to bomb the BMW engine factory at Basdorf outside Berlin,Germany. Eight of the crew became POW's and one was killed because...

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in White Hall, Illinois, USA 1941
Based Horsham St Faith 1943 – 22 March 1944

Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 22 March 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Baled out Höver, 31319 Sehnde, Germany 22 March 1944

Baled out Sth of Höver, Germany, area on a mission to Berlin, on 22 Mar 1944 in B-24H 41-28678. POW.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 August 2016 13:01:01 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=3555&Submit=Go
http://www.458bg.com/crew72dunlevie.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3555 / MACR 3555, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces & Page 281 of the book LIBERATORS OVER NORWICH by Mackay, Bailry & Scorza, 2010, D790G4582010 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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