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Allen B Wiedman

Military

Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #42-50581, Prisoner of War (POW).

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People

  • Roy Guy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Wiggingen on 9/8/44 in B-24 Silent Yokum #4250581 POW

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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...

  • 787th Bomb Squadron

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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 Manchester, MI 48158, USA 8 May 1921
Lived in Manchester, MI 48158, USA 1942

114 Riverside

POW Barth, Germany September 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft I

Shot Down/Captured Wittingen, Germany 8 September 1944
Died Higgins Lake, MI 48653, USA 20 September 2003

A service is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. at Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon, to be officiated by Mary Beth Brady and Nancy Bresette. Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Higgins Lake, with full military honors provided by Charles M. Engel VFW Post #4159. Memorial donations may be made to Amicare Hospice, 201 Meadows Dr., Suite A, Grayling, MI 49738.
Mr. Wiedman was born in Manchester May 8, 1921, to Albert and Mary (Braun) Wiedman. He moved to Higgins Lake in 1989 from Ypsilanti after spending summers at the lake since 1967.
He and the former Mary Ellen Needham were united in marriage June 7, 1944, in Pueblo, CO. He worked as a salesman for Gene Butman Ford Sales in Ypsilanti for 20 years and retired in 1979. He was a member of the Saline Junior Chamber of Commerce, Ypsilanti 20 Club and the Roscommon Rotary Club, and was past president of the Saline Jaycees.
Mr. Wiedman served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was captured and held nine months in Stalag Luft #1, a German prisoner of war camp.
Preceding him in death were two sisters, Anna Thorsby and Caroline Hotzel; and granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth O’Brien.
Surviving Mr. Wiedman are his wife, Mary Ellen; three daughters, Nancy Ellen and husband Charles Pagani of Medford, OR, Catherine Core and husband Thomas Alexander of Midland, and Jacqueline Bea and husband Thomas O’Brien of Roscommon; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Enlisted Higgins Lake, MI 48653, USA 23 September 2003

Oakwood Cemetery
Higgins Lake, MI

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 21:09:22 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2015 23:33:20 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events and place associations
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466th BG Historian

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8611 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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