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Alfred B Chiles Jr

Military

Shot down by fighters on mission to Oschersleben on 11 Jan 1944 in B-17F #41-24587 'Bad Check'. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24587 Bad Check

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-P] Bangor 5/10/42; Molesworth 25/10/42; Missing in Action 45m Oschersleben 11/1/44 with George McClellan, Co-pilot: Bill Fisher, ex B-26 pilot on his 1st mission, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Dave Tempesta, Radio Operator...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Richmond, Virginia
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 11 January 1944

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2020 21:46:47 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
Sources

Added a connection to Stalag Luft 4 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2020 02:02:05 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to A/C #41-24587 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2020 01:51:40 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added a S/N and a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1922, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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