Woodrow Francis Magers

Military

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

People

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

Aircraft

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

Places

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

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

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

Enlisted

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

Died

Lancaster, TX 24 May 1978

Buried

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

Based

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

Revisions

Date11 Aug 2021 19:38:38
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

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

Date16 Mar 2017 14:58:18
ContributorLucy May
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Correspondence with Woodrow F Magers' daughter-in-law, Kathy Magers.

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

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)