Montgomery D Givens

Military

Object Number - UPL 7286 - LT Monty D. Givens 388th BG - 562nd BS Pilot of B-17G-5-BO #42-31135 "Suzy Sagtitz" Shot down 6 March 1944 Photo is post war and shows Givens...

Shot down in a frontal attack by fighters on the return from a mission to Klein Machnow, Berlin on 6 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31135 'Suzy Sagtitz' crashed near Schoonebekerveld, Holland. Prisoner of War (POW). Held in POW camp Stalag Luft 1, Barth Vogelsang, Prussia

POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-807969
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Quarterback
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Suzy Sagtitz
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mister Yank II
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Browder, Kentucky, USA 1 December 1919

Died

1 April 1980

Buried

25 April 1980 Arlington, Virginia, USA Plot: Sec: 69, Site: 5334

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

7761 Schoonebeek, Netherlands 6 March 1944 Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Other

Korean War Combat Tour

Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea Flew A-26 Invaders with the 3rd Bomb Group

Revisions

Date12 Feb 2020 22:26:41
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added S/N and POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date19 Oct 2017 18:07:21
Contributorferrolad1968
Sources

from Jim Karr (son of M/Sgt Jack Karr)

Date6 Jan 2015 00:47:26
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:20:20
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3082 / MACR 3082, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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