Don Hulon Bolch

Military

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 32nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17114791 / O-819051
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Something Else
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 32nd Bomb Squadron

Places

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

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

O'Donnell, TX 17 February 1920 Son of Don J and Frances R [Heard] Bolch. Husband of Pauletta Bolch.

Enlisted

Fort Bliss, El Paso,TX 3 October 1941 Fort Bliss El Paso Texas

Other

Baled out POW

Karwendelhaus, Austria 12 September 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 12 September 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Other

Married [2]

18 March 1947 Married Vada Joyce Fillpot.

Died

Lamesa, TX 8 August 1967

Buried

O'Donnell Cemetery, O'Donnell, Dawson County, TX 13 August 1967 O'Donnell Cemetery O'Donnell, Dawson County, TX

Based

Lucera 12 September 1944 Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.