James Radford Martin

Military
James Martin UPL 61415 UPL 61415 2nd Lt James R. Martin

Object Number - UPL 61415 - 2nd Lt James R. Martin

Assigned to 735BS< 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Had mid air collision and crashed at Darmsheim on 21-Jul-44 in B-24 Our Baby 41-29259 Prisoner of War (POW).

 

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

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Units served with

Colonel Larry Thomas of the 453rd Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Col Larry Thomas 453BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

Cowgill crew
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 735th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-700393
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Little Mike
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 734th Bomb Squadron 735th Bomb Squadron

Places

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

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Dallas, Texas 8 July 1917 Born Dallas, Texas

Prisoner of war

Prisoner of war (POW)

Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland 21 July 1944 - 1 May 1945 Prisoner of war (POW) Stalag Luft III

Died

Memphis, Tennessee 7 February 2006 Died Memphis, Tennessee

Buried/ Commemorated

Memorial Park Cemetery Memphis, Tennessee Interred Memorial Park Cemetery Memphis,&nbsp;Shelby County,&nbsp;Tennessee

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Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7252

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