Darr H Alkire

Military

14 November 1942 to 26 March 1943 XFR First Commanding Officer of the 100th BG. He was relieved of his command with the 100th for alleged incompetence due to statements he made and sent to the 449th BG in Italy. He flew 11 combat missions, on his 12th mission he was shot down and became a Prisoner of War (POW). He was at Stalag Luft III where as ranking officer and Prisoner of War (POW), he had ended up in a position where he was again speaking to the men from the 100th.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 100th Bomb Group, approved 30 March 1944 and replaced 1957
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

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Event Location Date Description

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Prisoner of War (POW)

Zagan, Poland 1944-01-31 Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date29 Sep 2020 22:20:59
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a unit connection to the 15th AF and 717th BS and a connection to the AFB per MACR 2403 at fold3.com.

Date29 Sep 2020 22:04:09
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a S/N and a POW event per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date26 Feb 2020 15:57:35
ContributorEmily
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100th Bomb Group Unit History at Bangor Public Library

Date22 Jun 2018 06:34:31
Contributorcfinney
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Entry from Parker Finney's POW Diary.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:06:56
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Thompson