Donald Rossell Lovell

Military

Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Prisoner of War (POW). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17016570 / O-886142
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bomber pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Bag of Bolts
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 450th Bomb Squadron

Places

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

Events

Event Location Date Description

Enlisted

Roanoke, VA, USA 21 July 1942

Other

Shot down / baled out

62123 Warlus, France 8 July 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Amiens. A/C hit by flak, baled out, shortly after A/C exploded on impact, the pilot having been ejected, strapped in his armoured flight seat. Prisoner of War (POW). 8-Jul-44. MACR 6625.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 8 July 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died

Henry County, VA, USA 9 April 1961

Born

Martinsville, VA 24112, USA Son of J W Lovell.
Henrico County, VA, USA

Based

Andrews Field 8 July 1944 Assigned to 450BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried

Henry, VA 24102, USA Lovell Cemetery Henry County Virginia, USA