Roy Lewis Slater

Military

Radio Operator, Owen Crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down on July 25, 1943. Mission #12 to the Focke -Wulf factory in Hamburg. MACR 128. Plane crashed into the North Sea. T/Sgt Slater dislocated his hip striking the tail section while bailing out. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft III and Stalag VIIA.
Kelso, WA

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39173560
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735967
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-736464
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot (2nd Lt)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15330207
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17054561
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sad Sack
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 7a, Moosburg

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Ostrander, WA 1921-11-11

Enlisted

Tacoma, WA 1942-08-05

Based

Ridgewell 1943-07-25

Other

Prisoner of War

Zagan, Poland 1943-07-25 - 1945-01-27 Stalag Luft III

Other

Prisoner of War

Moosburg, Germany 1945-01-27 - 1945-04-29 Stalag VIIA

Died

Pacific County, WA 2006-02-24

Buried

Kelso, WA Cowlitz View Memorial Gardens Gardens of Devotion Section 97 Grave 2

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He was my great uncle.

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