Dale Warren Holker

Military

Assigned to 734 BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Had mid air collision and crashed at Darmsheim on 21-Jul-44 in B-24 Our Baby 41-29259 Prisoner of War (POW)

 

Awards: AM, POW, EAME, WWII Victory.

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Units served with

Colonel Larry Thomas of the 453rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Col Larry Thomas 453BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

Cowgill crew
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 735th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-700393
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Little Mike
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron 735th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Los Angeles, California 10 April 1925 Born Los Angeles, California

Enlisted

Los Angeles, California 11 August 1943 Enlisted Los Angeles, California

Other

Prisoner of war (POW)

Stalag Luft IV, Tychowo, Poland 21 July 1944 - 1 May 1945 Prisoner of war (POW) Stalag Luft IV

Died

Santa Ana, California 7 November 1990 Died Santa Ana, California

Buried/ Commemorated

10 November 1990 Burial Details Unknown 

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7252 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database