Marcel J St Louis

Military

Object Number - UPL 51445 - S/Sgt Marcel J St Louis, 367BS, 306BG. Passenger aboard B-17 42-3090, when it force landed in Clonakilty , Ireland en-route to the UK.

Assigned to 367BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF.

7-Apr-43, B-17 42-3090 'Taint-a-bird' force landed near Clonakilty, County Cork Ireland. Crew safe. Marcel was a passenger on board. RTD

1-May-43, Wounded on a raid to St. Nazaire. Flying as a gunner in the left waist position on that raid while the gunner in the right hand position was killed by flak. WIA

28-Jul-43 B-17 42-3076 suffered severe flak damage on Kassel mission. Lieutenant Thomas and crew crash landed at RAF Station Hawkings, Kent. A/C burnt. Crew safe. RTD

Shot down 14-Oct-43 in B-17 42-30175. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 822

Awards: PH, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 367th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 367th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: T'aint A Bird
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 2 334th Bomb Squadron 359th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 367th 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

Detroit, Michigan 7 March 1917

Enlisted

Detroit, MI 28 August 1942 Detroit, Michigan

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 14 October 1943 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Other

Discharged USAAF

2 May 1946 Honourable discharge.

Died

Doylestown, PA 13 February 1995

Based

Thurleigh 14 October 1943 Assigned to 367BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Repatriated ZI

New York, NY Repatriated home early perhaps due to injuries, arriving in New York in Feb-45 aboard the SS Gripsholm with other former POW's.

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