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Ray Nolan Atteberry


Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Merseburg. After combat with 2 x Bf109's shot down. Crashed near Rossleben in P-51B 42-106642 on 29-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7722.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 504th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Wayne County, MI, USA 6 November 1921
Lived in Albion, IL 62806, USA 1941
Enlisted Detroit, MI, USA 10 June 1942
Assigned Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK 24 May 1944 – 8 August 1944

Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) 06571 Roßleben, Germany 29 July 1944

Crashed near Roßleben in P-51B 42-106642 on 29-Jul-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 7722.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 29 July 1944 – May 1944

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Promotion Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK 8 August 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died Michigan, USA 23 May 2000
Buried Hersey, MI 49639, USA June 2000

Oakdale Cemetery
Osceola County
Michigan, USA


Date Contributor Update
30 July 2016 18:18:59 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:59 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7722 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list