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Arthur P Hale


Shot down 29 May 1943 in B-17 #42-3113, Prisoner of War (POW). The 525th SQ Submarine pens at St. Nazaire, France May 29th 1943, Mission #1 Aircraft.



Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 525th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3113

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 94BG /43; transferred 525BS/379BG [FR-F] Kimbolton 3/43; Missing in Action St Nazaire 29/5/43 with Art Hale, Co-pilot: Stuart Sharp, Navigator: Vern Andruskeiwicz, Bombardier: Jerry Ahern, Flight...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Portland, Oregon, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Moosburg, Germany 29 May 1943

Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)


Date Contributor Update
29 April 2021 20:31:09 jmoore43 Changes to service number, events and place associations

Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag 7A per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2021 20:27:36 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:10 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1292 / MACR 1292; The 379th Bombardier Group Anthology, pg 260 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database