Thomas H Rivenbark

Military

Object Number - UPL 28070 - Capt Thomas H Rivenbark leans from the window of B-26B 41-31767 'Ginger' 449th BS, 322nd BG, 9th AF.

Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. Prisoner of War (POW). 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17063338 / O-681235
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Nicknames: Ginger
  • Unit: 322nd Bomb Group 449th Bomb Squadron

Places

Prisoners of war, including Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 479th Fighter Group at Stalag Luft I.
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft I, Barth, Germany

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

North Carolina, USA 19 October 1919

Enlisted

Washington, DC, USA 7 May 1941 07 May 1941

Other

Shot down

62600 Berck, France 21 April 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Siracourt, France in B-26 41-31767. A/C abandoned due to flak damage, bailed out near the coast of France [Berck sur mer]. POW. 21-Apr-44. MACR 4308.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 21 April 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died

Virginia, USA 25 May 1976

Buried

28 May 1976 Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Arlington County Virginia, USA
Virginia, USA

Based

Andrews Field 21 April 1944 Assigned to 449BS, 322BG, 9AF USAAF.

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