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Vernon W Foreseth

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Shot down by flak and crashed at Hamburg on 8/6/44 in B-24 42-95561. Was on his 25th mission and survived 8 months in a German prison camp. Held at Stalag Luft III, he was one of the 11,000 prisoners forced to march from Sagan to Spremberg in Jan. '45. He was freed in April 1945. His cousin was calling his name and he heard him.

Service

People

  • William Mulholland

    Military | Sergeant | Instrument Specialist, Mechanic, Aerial Gunner | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    Bill went on flight status at the age of 30. He acquired the nickname "The Count" or "Count Nickels" after telling the other flyers tales of working in the NYC subway System where he said the change booth attendant was called "Count Nickels." ...

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Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 506th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-100177

    B-24 Liberator
    Transferred from the 66th Bomb Squadron to the 506th Bomb Squadron in April 1944

Missions

  • 471

    13 July 1944

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Prisoner of war 6 August 1944
Died 27 October 2004

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2020 14:22:05 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8081

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2019 15:08:54 general ira snapsorter Changes to highest rank, role and mission associations
Sources

Information from the 44th Bomb Group Loading Lists at Rootsweb via William Mulholland.

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://8thairforce.com/44thbg/search/perlastname.asp

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