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James A Goins


Experiences = BOMB TOTIN' MAMA (Lt. Raiter Crew - 56) Shot down Easter Sunday, April 9 1944, Tutow Run. Prisoner of War (POW) in Luftstalag III, transferred to Luftstalag 17b. Black March Survivor. Liberated May 1945 by Patton's 3rd Army outside Braunau, Austria.




  • Walter Raiter

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 9 April 1944 in B-24 #41-29295 'Bomb Totin' Mama', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 754th Bomb Squadron



Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

  • Stalag XVII-B

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  • Stalag Luft III

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  • Norwich Airport Memorials

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Event Location Date
Born Frankfort, Kentucky
Prisoner of War (POW) Wasserhofstraße, 3500 Krems an der Donau, Austria 9 April 1944
Buried Frankfort, Kentucky


Date Contributor Update
26 January 2017 11:20:16 ferrodiablo Changes to nickname, biography, awards, person associations, place associations and mission associations

Raymond C Casey

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:03 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3836 / MACR 3836 & Page 276 of the book LIBERATORS OVER EUROPE by Mackay, Bailey & Scorza, D790G458 & including crew picture in Raiter crew in 754th BS / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database