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Vaud V Ames

Military

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG,AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort mission to Troyes. Shot down by Fw190 of 3/JG2, abandoned P-38J 42-67222. A/C Crashed near Ramboulet. 25-May-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5272.

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 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

  • 42-67222

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG,AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort mission to Troyes. Shot down by Fw190 of 3/JG2, A/C abandoned, crashed near Rambouillet. 25-May-44. Pilot 2nd Lt Vaud V Ames. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5272.

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 III

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born 16 November 1922

Son of Vaud Thomas and Tilda M Ames.

Lived in Havana, IL, USA 1940
Enlisted Peoria, IL, USA 17 January 1941

Peoria, Illinois

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 25 May 1944 – May 145

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III.

Shot down 78120 Rambouillet, France 25 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort mission to Troyes. Shot down by Fw190 of 3/JG2, abandoned P-38J 42-67222. A/C Crashed near Ramboulet. 25-May-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5272.

Died Illinois, USA 31 January 2002
Buried Houston National Cemetery Houston Harris County TX February 2002

Houston National Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 October 2021 19:31:04 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Ames
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5272
https://www.fold3.com/image/28625531
https://www.fold3.com/page/84344872_vaud_v%20ames/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=94983030

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2021 16:45:18 jmoore43 Changes to events and place associations
Sources

Added POW Camp info to the POW event from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added an association to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2016 18:26:15 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Ames
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5272
https://www.fold3.com/image/28625531
https://www.fold3.com/page/84344872_vaud_v%20ames/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=94983030

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5272 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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