Myron G Jackson

Military

Heavily damaged by FW190s on a mission to Gotha, Germany, the crew abandoned B-24D 42-72865 'F For Freddie' near Wesel, GR on 22 Feb 1944. Prisoner of War.



POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 44th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The 'semiofficial' insignia of the 44th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: F For Freddie
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 67th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 4B

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 22 February 1944 Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Born

Chargin Falls, Iowa, USA

Revisions

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/perlastname.asp

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Contributorjmoore43
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Added POW camp information to the POW event and S/N per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

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ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2420 / MACR 2420, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database