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Mitchell McArthur

Military

Assigned to 728BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Regensburg in B-17 42-39841 'Wacky Woody' 25-Feb-44; shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 2862

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Joseph Baker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Robert Bateson

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    MACR Number: 2862 Date: 440225 Aircraft Type: B-17 ...

  • John Buhs

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Repatriated due to injuries - date unknown.

  • Roy Bumsted

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Lyle Hathaway

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Hodge

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Injured by 20mm shell. Held in camp Stalag 9c Bad Sulza Saxe Weimar 51 11.

  • Paul Kaltenbacher

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841 "Wacky Woody". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Lupole

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 February 1944 at Saarbrucken, Germany in B-17 #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Amputation of right leg. Repatriated due to injuries in Feb 1945. Germany POW camp : Stalag 9c Bad Sulza Saxe Weimar 51 11

  • Harrison Savant

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841 "Wacky Woody". Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-39841 Wacky Woody

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 16/9/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-G] Snetterton 9/10/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with 452BG crew with Bill Lupole WIA (leg amputated), Co-pilot: Bob Bateson, Navigator: John Buhs (Wounded in Action), Bombardier: Roy...

Associated Place

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Stalag Luft VI

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born California, USA 3 August 1917

Son of Sherman McArthur and Lena McArthur.

Lived in Wayne County, MI, USA 1942
Enlisted Detroit, MI, USA 29 April 1942

Detroit, Michigan

Based Deopham Green 1943 – 25 February 1944

Assigned to 728BS, 452BG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 25 February 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft VI and later Stalag Luft IV.

Died Houston, Harris County, TX 20 March 1982
Buried Victoria Memorial Gardens Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada 23 March 1982

Victoria Memorial Gardens
Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 16:43:04 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28742790
https://www.fold3.com/image/28742799
https://www.fold3.com/record/89488134/mitchel-mcarthur-wwii-army-enlistm...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/206391453/mitchell-mcarthur

Date Contributor Update
03 May 2020 04:23:52 CallyBoatwright452ndBGA Changes to firstname
Sources

CallyBoatwright452ndBGA Sec.Editor

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 21:21:47 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to events
Sources

Social Security Death Index (SSDI)

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 21:17:30 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to media associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=McArthur&GSfn=Mit...

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 21:16:54 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to media associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=McArthur&GSfn=Mit...

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 17:44:05 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.teunispats.nl/jack-edward-gibbs-4.htm

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 12:15:42 Lucy May Changes to events
Sources

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 12:14:13 Lucy May Changes to firstname, service number, biography, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?q=mitchel+mcarthur

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2862, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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