James Harris Chandler

Military

Object Number - UPL 48891 - F/O James H Chandler, 381BG

Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Tours 24-Jun-44 in B-17 42-102585 'The Betty L'; flak hit in radio room, crashed Valleres-le-Hay, 12 miles SW of Tours, France; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6534

24 June 1944 in AC 42-102585. (MACR lists Prisoner of War (POW). Was captured by Germans and taken Prisoner of War (POW) where he stayed for the remainder of the war. First at Stalag Luft III and then was moved to Stalag 7A

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37478335
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19103322
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15097718 / O-695264
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-741356
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier, Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19180904
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Betty L
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th 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 7a, Moosburg

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Marianna, AR 72360, USA 27 April 1924 Son of Jack Swift and Minnie L [Harris] Chandler.

Enlisted

Memphis, TN 18 September 1942 Memphis, Tennessee

Other

Baled out POW

Valleres-le-Hay, France 24 June 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Tours 24-Jun-44 in B-17 42-102585 'The Betty L'; flak hit in radio room, crashed Valleres-le-Hay, 12 miles SW of Tours, France; POW MACR 6534

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Moosburg, Germany 24 June 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft XIIb.

Died

26 June 2002

Buried

Memphis Memory Gardens Memphis, Shelby County, TN 29 June 2002 Memphis Memory Gardens Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

Based

Prisoner of War (POW)

Ridgewell 24 June 1944 Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF.
Memphis, TN

Revisions

Date24 Jan 2021 03:19:59
Contributorcamillemnoel
Sources

Update to information

Date18 Dec 2019 15:39:24
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999, MACR 6534/daughter / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:26
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 6534 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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