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Ailingen

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Detailed history

Ailingen-Unterraderach is a small village in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Following a raid on 20 July 1944, Arthur Scott parachuted near to the village. After being held in custody, he was then taken to a nearby shooting range and murdered on the orders of the Sherriff.

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People

  • Arthur Scott

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 454th Bomb Group
    KIA. Taken prisoner and jailed. Two days after capture he was led to a shooting range and killed. The Nazi party officials responsible were tried at Dachau in March 1947 and received death and life sentences which were however commuted. None of them...

Aircraft

  • 42-52228 Hairless Joe

    B-24 Liberator
    Missing in Action 20/7/44, last seen near Friedrichshafen, Germany, Missing Air Crew Report 6971.

Missions

  • 484

    20 July 1944
    A rough one. Bombed an oil refinery near Leipzeig. Flak put several holes in the plane; ine in number 3 gas tank. Came back on 3 engines.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 September 2019 09:28:36 Emily Changes to history
Sources

Case No. 12-931 (US vs. Hans Seibolt et al) Tried 7 March 47Dachau War Crimes Trial Papers at Jewish Virtual Library

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2017 10:03:33 Kauko56 Created entry with name, latitude, longitude and person associations
Sources

Review and Recommendations paper, US trial 12-931

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