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John F Segrest Jr

Military

Prisoner of War (POW). Shot down by FW 190's on 17 April 1943. B-17 #4229574 'Sky Wolf II' turned over and crashed at Fiebing, 10 miles south of Aurich, Germany while on a mission to Bremen. This was a 92nd BG crew flying with the 91st. Prisoner of War (POW) at Stalag Luft III and moved to work camp 49-11.

POW

Service

People

  • Nicholas Stoffel

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Prisoner of War (POW). Shot down by FW 190's 17 April 1943. B-17 #4229574 'Sky Wolf II' turned over and crashed at Fiebing, 10 miles south of Aurich, Germany while on a mission to Bremen. This was a 92nd BG crew flying with the 91st Prisoner of War ...

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-9021 Big Bitch/ Hangar Queen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17E ...

  • 42-29574 The Sky Wolf II

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/43; Salina 12/1/43; Homestead 4/2/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-G] Bassingbourn 25/2/43; Missing in Action 8m Bremen 17/4/43 with Nick Stoffel (+ 92BG crew), Co-pilot: Capt Bob Foster, Navigator: John Segrest, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Milstead, Alabama
Prisoner of War (POW) 17 April 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 May 2017 15:15:06 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Brought in information from duplicate record. Source:
MACR 6574 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6574, Losses of the 8th and 9th Air Forces Vol. 1 p. 105 by Bishop and Hey, The Ragged Irregulars of Bassingborn p. 38 by Havelaar, NARA

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