Wilbur W Collins

Military

Shot down 30 July 1943 in B-17 #42-30192. Returned to base. Shot down 16 September 1943 in B-17 #42-30276 'Terry and the Pirates', Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Terry and the Pirates
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 7a, Moosburg

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Moosburg, Germany 16 September 1943 Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

Revisions

Date16 May 2021 18:18:05
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag 7A per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:27:21
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 217, MACR 615