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: Taint 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 1917-03-07

Enlisted

Detroit, MI 1942-08-28 Detroit, Michigan

Died

Doylestown, PA 1995-02-13

Based

Thurleigh 1943-10-14 Assigned to 367BS, 306BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Discharged USAAF

1946-05-02 Honourable discharge.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 1943-10-14 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

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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