Joined squad 3 August 1942. Shot down 14 May 1943 in B-24D 41-23819 'Rugged Bunny' while serving as Tail Gunner. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag 9C. Castillo was knocked out of his turret by the fighter attacks. Upon bailout, he was taken to a German hospital and eventually paroled and repatriated to Allied forces on 22-Sep-44.
Fw 190 (2) destroyed 5/14/43.
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|Springfield, Ohio, USA|
Prisoner of War (POW)
|Bad Sulza, Germany||1943-05-14 - 1944-09-22||Held at Stalag 9C, Bad Sulza, Saxe-Weimar. He was wounded and in hospital until re was paroled and repatriated on 22-Sep-44|
Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2015. Added SN and POW event per National Archives Records Administration (NARA) WWII POW database; Made Connections to Place and Mission within existing website data; Edited biography per "Losses of the 9th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15509 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Webb Todd, MACR 15509, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol 1 by Bishop & Hey p. 119, picture of plane p. 118, NARA POW records, 44th BG Roll of Honor and Casualties by Lundy pp.70-72