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Ralph S Burckes

Military

Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-24 #42-52651 'Satan's Lady'. Prisoner of War (POW).

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 Swampscott, Massachusetts, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 28 May 1944

Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2020 02:43:39 jmoore43 Changes to events
Sources

Added POW camp information from WW2 POW records at the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:53 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 / http://www.487thbg.org/Photos/AlamogordoOClub.shtml / self, MACR 5223

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