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Boyd G McClure

Military

Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. On practice mission, became lost shortly after take off, failling to form up with section. Landed in Czechoslovakia with a badly wounded crew member. POW. MACR 2968.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 732nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28641 'Cee Gee'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) practice mission, A/C became lost shortly after take off, failing to form up with section. Landed in Czechoslovakia with badly wounded crew members [Sgt Nissen and Sgt Tollefsen]. 2 x WIA, 10...

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Based Old Buckenham 1943 – 4 February 1944

Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF.

Forced down Czech Republic 4 February 1944

On practice mission, became lost shortly after take off, failling to form up with section. Landed in Czechoslovakia with a badly wounded crew member. POW. MACR 2968.

Prison of War (POW) Barth, Germany 4 February 1944 – May 1945

Prison of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 August 2016 21:56:42 Al_Skiff Changes to surname, middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/37105486

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2968 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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