Cecil Jack Middleton

Military

Object Number - UPL 24485 - Cecil J. Middleton

Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4128589. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 566th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Gallup, NM, USA 1920-09-13

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12, 1943-12-20 Shot down 20 December 1943 in B-24 #4128589. Prisoner of War (POW). The crash happened on 20 December 1943. It is the aircraft with the serial number B-24 H 41-28589, SQ 566, OLD IRONSIDES with the aim of bombarding Bremen. On the return flight the aircraft was attacked by German Flak of the location Riepe and Kampfflugzeuge and suffered thus serious damage, which the machine had to be given up. The entire crew survived the crash in 1943. They could save themselves with the parachute and landed in the vicinity of Timmel, where they were also arrested.Seargent Cromer injured in the jump off and was taken to the naval hospital to Sanderbusch. The following are the names and status of the crew: Pilot 1st Lt. Rutledge Laurens, Jr . Copilot 2nd Lt Cecil J. Middleton Navigator 2nd Lt John L. McClellan Bombardier 2nd Lt Charles O. Rogers Engineer / TopTurret Gunner S / Sgt Dan G. Gardner Radio Operator T / Sgt Norman J. Casey Ball Gunner S / Sgt Bedford B. King Waist Gunner / Sgt Mallie L. Harper Waist Gunner S / Sgt James P. Cromer Tail Gunner S / Sgt Hughes H. Brewer

Died

Riverside, CA, USA 1995-05-29

Buried

Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518, USA 1995-06-09 Riverside National Cemetery Cemetery Address 22495 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, CA 92518 Buried At Section Aa Row H Site 61

Enlisted

Phoenix, AZ, USA 1942-04-03 13th Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment Dos Palos, Ca.

Revisions

Date20 Nov 2016 19:54:31
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Sources

family

Date20 Nov 2016 19:53:22
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Date20 Nov 2016 01:05:05
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personal records
ancestry
orders
http://ostfrieslandurlaub.net/consolidated-b-24-liberator/
aviation cadet id card

Date20 Nov 2016 00:04:16
Contributortrbovw
Sources

Special Orders NO. 122 Dept of the Air Force Washington, 23 June 1950
By Order Of The Secretary Of The Air Force:
Hoyt S. Vandenberg

Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:18
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1972 / MACR 1972, 389th BG Roster / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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