Lyle N Procknow

Military

Assigned to 642BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Euskirchen hit by flak in wing span out of control and crashed Liblar, Germany Baled out at 7000ft Prisoner of War (POW) 2-Feb-45 MACR 12056.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME, Korean and UN Medal.

Connections

See how this entry relates to other items in the archive by exploring the connections below.

Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 409th Bomb Group 642nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20757119 / O-806071
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: A-20 Havoc
  • Unit: 409th Bomb Group 642nd Bomb Squadron

Places

Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 357, Stalag XI-D

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Sawyer County, WI, USA 8 October 1910

Enlisted

Wausau, WI, USA 16 January 1942

Other

Shot down / baled out

Liblar, 50374 Erftstadt, Germany 2 February 1945 Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Euskirchen hit by flak in wing span out of control and crashed Liblar, Germany Baled out at 7000ft POW 2-Feb-45 MACR 12056.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 2 February 1945 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died

New Braunfels, TX, USA 10 May 2004
Wisconsin, USA

Based

Little Walden 2 February 1945 Assigned to 642BS, 409BG, 9AF USAAF.

Buried

San Antonio, TX, USA Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery San Antonio Bexar County Texas, USA