James Clifford Appleby

Military

Object Number - UPL 30776 - James C. Appleby Tail Gunner - Protz Crew 401st BG

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 8 x combat missions. William Protz crew. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102580. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5307.

Awards: AM, 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: O-808459
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • 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

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

San Francisco, California, USA 4 July 1920 Son of Ora Marie E Appleby. Brother to Milford.

Enlisted

San Francisco, CA, USA 27 October 1942 San Francisco, California

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Zagan, Poland 28 May 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III

Other

Bailed out/Captured

Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany 28 May 1944 Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102580. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5307.

Other

Discharged USAAF

8 October 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

15 June 1979

Based

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

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