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Lowell A Reif

Military

Shot down during bombing mission over Brunswick, Germany 30 Jan 1944 in B-17G #42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III'. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Ronald Rohner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Son of Walter and Arlene Rohner; brother of Kathleen. Enlisted in the US Army, National Guard, on March 3, 1941 at Camp Flint in Auburn, California. He was attending Placer Junior College at the time but withdrew when the Guard became an active part of...

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31467 Sac Hound

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Romulus 9/12/43; Grenier 10/12/43; Presque Is 14/12/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-J] Deenethorpe 6/1/44. Missing in Action Frankfurt 2 March 1944 with William G. Sheahan, Co-pilot: Elliott B. Ogden, Navigator...

  • 42-31511 'Fools Luck III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Kearney 3/12/43; Presque Is 9/12/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-D] Deenethorpe 1/1/44; Missing in Action Evere A/fd 10/4/44 with Gaston Fox, Co-pilot: Francis Hoad, Navigator: Darrel Wilson, Bombardier: Leon Mendelson, Ball...

  • 42-37856 'Fancy Nancy III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 21/9/43; Scott 7/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-B] Deenethorpe 23/12/43; Missing in Action Brunswick 30/1/44 with Ron Rohner, Navigator: Stan Johnson, Bombardier: Emil Smetana, Radio Operator: John Morreale, Ball turret gunner: Ken...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fosters, Michigan, USA 17 November 1923
Lived in Saginaw County, MI, USA 1942
Enlisted Detroit, MI, USA 13 October 1942
Shot Down/Captured 38154 Beienrode, Germany 30 January 1944
POW Tychowo, Poland February 1944 – May 1945

Stalag Luft IV

Died Englewood, FL, USA 3 December 1998

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 January 2020 22:28:29 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
09 June 2017 14:05:11 general ira snapsorter Changes to highest rank and biography
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 2276;
- , 8th AF Losses;
- http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1183;
- 466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2016 02:17:31 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/140425267/Lowell-A-Reif
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=1230280
http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1183
http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=106966

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2276 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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