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James M Toole

Military

5 missions from 9 May to 28 May 1944 when shot down in B-24 #42-52651. Evaded. Then Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft IV. Same crew as Ralph S. Burckes.

AM/ POW

Service

Units served with

  • 487th Bomb Group

    487th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 487th Bomb Group began operations as preparations for D-Day were reaching their crescendo and played their part by bombing airfields in northern France. Like the 486th Bomb Group, the 487th switched to B-17 Flying Fortress for missions from 1...

  • 837th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 28 May 1944

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2020 02:59:31 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability. Added POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5223 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / self, MACR 5223

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