Frederick Joseph Bird


Object Number - UPL 84221 - Frederick Joseph Bird

Assigned to 326BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Clough crew. 13 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Schweinfurt 14-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30231; downed by enemy aircraft, crashed St Goar, 11 miles SE of Boppard, Germany. MACR 844. Prisoner of War (POW)


Awards: AM (OLC), POW, EAME (1BS), WWII Victory.


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Units served with

The insignia of the 92nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


Ray Clough
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 326th Bomb Squadron 92nd Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: 17042876 / O-728590
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 326th Bomb Squadron 92nd Bomb Group


  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany


Event Location Date Description


Lake Charles, Louisiana 1 March 1918 BornLake Charles, Louisiana


15 February 1941



Scott Field, Illinois 1 July 1941 - 1 December 1941 In July, he was sent to Radio School at Scott Field, Illinois. He graduated in December 1941, and was kept there as a radio maintenance instructor.


Called to Active Duty

Camp Blanding, Florida 28 July 1941 Called to Active DutyCamp Blanding, Florida



Ellington Field, Houston 1 July 1942 - 1 April 1943  In July 1942, he was accepted as an Aviation cadet and was sent to Ellington Field, Houston, for basic navigation training. From there he was sent to Hondo, Texas for advanced navigation training. He graduated on April 1, 1943, and was assigned as a B-17 navigator. After training in Blythe, California and Walla Walla, Washington, he flew to England.

Prisoner of war

Prisoner of War (POW)

Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland. 14 October 1943 - 29 April 1945 Taken prisoner on 14-Oct-43, and remained in German prisoner-of-war camps until 29-Apr-45.Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland.



15 December 1945

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