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Drawing/ cartoon in a diary belonging to S/Sgt Raymond J. O'Connon of B24 42-78340 Butch M'Love. Made while he was a POW in Stalag Luft IV.



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  • Raymond O'Connon

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    Staff Sgt O'Connon was shot down on Oct 4th, 1944 on the mission to Munich, Germany. All of the crew bailed down and were captured. Sgt O'Connon was sent to Stalag Luft IV, then moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust then to Usedom Bei Savenmunde, Germany....


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11 January 2019 22:02:44 gfeindel Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

POW StalagLuft IV diary from the estate of S/Sgt Raymond J. O'Connon.