Simon B Spradlin

Military

Shot down by fighters and crashed at Hassenhausen on 7/29/44 in B-17 #42-102549, Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 390th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Boomerang Baby, Lady Satan
  • Unit: 390th Bomb Group 569th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description
Norman, OK

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

1944-07-29 Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Revisions

Date9 Jun 2020 22:34:19
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a POW event and a S/N per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date19 May 2020 20:14:09
Contributorlrbrown
Sources

Family member; Fold3 database

Date17 Oct 2017 11:30:16
ContributorLucy May
Sources

MACR 7822 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date27 Sep 2014 18:25:12
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7822