Frederick Harvey Windham

Military

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 4 x combat missions. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102647 'BTO In the ETO'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5305.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19098743 / O-693255
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39275719
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17058386
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35423740
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: BTO in the ETO
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Novice, Texas 1916-05-08 Son of Willis Windham.

Based

Deenethorpe 1944-05-28 Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Clyde, TX 79510, USA Tecumseh Cemetery Clyde Callahan County Texas USA

Died

Kent, WA, USA 1988-05-07

Other

Baled out

14823 Niemegk, Germany 1944-05-28 Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102647 'BTO In the ETO'. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5305.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 1944-05-28 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.