Allied aircrew shot down during World War II were incarcerated after interrogation in Air Force Prisoner of War camps run by the Luftwaffe, called Stalag Luft, short for Stammlager Luft or Permanent Camps for Airmen.
Stalag Luft IV was located at Gross Tychow, Pomerania, (now Tychowo, Poland), 20 kilometers southeast of Belgard.
Air Corps NCO's were held at this camp.
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Military | Sergeant | Togglier / Nose Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
Assigned to 854BS, 491BG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x combat mission. Failed to Return (FTR) Hanover in B-24 42-110107 "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'm" 24-Aug-44; Baled out of A/C, captured and held overnight at Munster A/D. Marched through Russelsheim after rail journey...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 448th Bomb Group
Prisoner of War (POW) shot down by flak and crashed near Vez on 6/27/44 in B-24 #4250344
Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 100th Bomb Group
Shot down by fighters and crashed near Hanover on a mission to Brunswick on 10 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-31265. Prisoner of War (POW).
Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Returned from Blechhammer raid in B-17 44-8001 7-Aug-44 when part of crew baled out due to flak hits RTD. Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
On a mission to Poznan, Poland, B-17G #42-39894 'Barbara' left the formation due to a fuel leak and was shot down by fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed near Funen, Denmark on 20 Feb 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).
Military | Staff Sergeant | Asst Engineer | 483rd Bomb Group
Assigned to 815BS, 483BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Memmingen in B-17G 44-6177 'Dry Run' 18-Jul-44 hit by enemy aircraft, crashed Ravensburg; Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7099
Awards: SS, AM (2OLC), GC, PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
Raymond Allaby served as a tail gunner with the 305th Bomb Group. He was shot down on 29 May 1943 on his tenth mission, over St. Nazaire, France in B-17 42-29792. Nine of the crew were killed, he was the only one who survived. Taken as a Prisoner of...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 491st Bomb Group
Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down near Soest on 9/26/44 in B-24 #4410500
Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 42-30149 'Spare Parts'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 790.
Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Ruhland on 10/7/44 in B-17 'Scotty' #446294