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Theodore G Bushnell

Military

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Schweinfurt. Shot down and crashed near Frankfurt on 12 Apr 44 in P-38 42-104170 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3761.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 383rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cook County, IL, USA 2 May 1919
Enlisted Chicago, IL, USA 18 April 1941
Based Honington August 1943 – 12 April 1944

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Shot down Frankfurt, Germany 12 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Schweinfurt. Shot down and crashed near Frankfurt on 12 Apr 44 in P-38 42-104170 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 3761.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 12 April 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Promotion 23 April 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Died 26 October 1998
Buried Portland, OR, USA November 1998

Willamette National Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 August 2017 11:23:53 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29620232
https://www.fold3.com/page/89424770_theodore_g%20bushnell/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/48254641/?terms=Theodore%20G%20Bushnell
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=445529

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:41 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3761 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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