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James A Kelley Jr

Military

Crashed at Mohlau on 8/16/44 in B-17 'Full House' #42-31514, Prisoner of War (POW). Went on march from Stalag Luft 4 from Feb 6, 1945 to May 1945 to elude capture by Russians. Total miles marched between 500 and 750 miles.

POW; EAME Medal w/6 bronze stars; Good Conduct; WW II Victory Medal; Air Offensive Europe

Service

Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31514

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/11/43; Gr Island 3/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-K] Horham 17/12/43; 335BS [OE-K];Tail gunner: Jim Gussett (Killed in Action) 18/3/44; (49m), Missing in Action Zeitz 16/8/44 with Don Severson, Co-pilot: Harry...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ellerasa, Virginia
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 16 August 1944 – 4 June 1945

Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow (formerly Heydekrug) Pomerania, Prussia (moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust) (To Usedom Bei Savenmunde) 54-16

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 21:06:04 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
Sources

Added a connection to "Stalag Luft IV" mentioned in the "Summary biography" and WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 21:02:25 jmoore43 Changes to events
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Added POW camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 20:57:09 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
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Added a connection to A/C #42-31514 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
26 May 2020 20:46:12 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added spaces to the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2020 01:22:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8178/ James A Kelley Jr.

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