Vincent Alphonse Morkus

Military

Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-801235
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 527th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
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

Waterbury, CT 21 July 1917 Son of William Morkus.

Enlisted

Hartford, CT 2 May 1942 Hartford, Connecticut

Other

Baled out POW

Lubbecke, Germany 30 January 1944 Shot down on 30-Jan-44 in B-17 42-31535, Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2876

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Barth, Germany 30 January 1944 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Other

Discharged USAAF

23 October 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

Hartford, CT 15 December 2003

Buried

18 December 2003 Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginia Section 68, Grave 4896

Based

Prisoner of War (POW)

Kimbolton 30 January 1944 Assigned to 527BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:26:30
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2876 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database