Levi Hill Collins

Military

Assigned to 510BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 31-Dec-43 in B-17 42-39823 'Iron Ass'. Prisoner of War (POW).





Awards: AM,POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 351st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14084440
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-801590
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37316172
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-679428
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Iron Ass
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 510th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Shipp, TX 31 January 1918 Son of John Wesley and Fannie Lander [Hill] Collins.

Enlisted

Fort Bliss, el Paso, TX 12 October 1942 Fort Bliss el Paso Texas

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 31 December 1943 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died

Aransas Pass, TX 31 August 1997

Based

Polebrook 31 December 1943 Assigned to 510BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried/ Commemorated

Buffalo Gap Cemetery Buffalo Gap, Taylor County, TX Buffalo Gap Cemetery Buffalo Gap, Taylor County, Texas

Revisions

Date
Contributorjmoore43
Changes
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1983 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database