Woodrow Francis Magers


Object Number - UPL 26810 - Woodrow Francis Magers, photo taken March 1940 in Savannah, GA

Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. Woodrow Magers served as a flight engineer/top turret gunner with the 834th Bomb Squadron of the 486th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Sudbury, England. He was a member of L Reed's crew. He flew 52 missions during WWII – some in B-24 41-29400 'Sagittarius'.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).


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Units served with

A diagrammatic layout of AAF Station 174 - the USAAF codename for Sudbury airfield - while the 486th Bomb Group were stationed at the airbase as of the 22 June 1944.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Civilian
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 486th Bomb Group 834th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Sagittarius / Sagittarias
  • Unit: 449th Bomb Group 486th Bomb Group 833rd Bomb Squadron 834th Bomb Squadron 716th Bomb Squadron


Aerial photograph of Sudbury airfield looking south west, the bomb dump is to the upper right of the airfield, 29 February 1944. Photograph taken by 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, sortie number US/7PH/GP/LOC188. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Acton


Event Location Date Description


Hugo, OK 2 April 1917 Charlie E. and Ruby L. [Hudson] Magers.


Barksdale AFB, LA, USA 7 November 1945 Enlisted in the National Guard


Lancaster, TX 24 May 1978


Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mausoleum Red Chute, Bossier Parish, LA 27 May 1978 Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mausoleum Red Chute, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
Bossier Parish, LA, USA


Sudbury Assigned to 834BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.


Date11 Aug 2021 19:38:38

Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

Date16 Mar 2017 14:58:18
ContributorLucy May

Correspondence with Woodrow F Magers' daughter-in-law, Kathy Magers.

Date2 Feb 2017 09:52:18
ContributorLucy May
Date27 Sep 2014 18:29:00

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / WWW.486th.org roster

Woodrow Francis Magers: Gallery (2 items)