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Wallace Louis Tyner


Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52610 'The Madam', Prisoner of War (POW).




  • Kenneth Kessenger

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-24 42-52610 'The Madam. ' Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-52610 The Madame

    B-24 Liberator
    Mission 291 350 B-24s are dispatched to aviation industry targets in Brunswick. 1944-04-08 - MACR #: 3847 Notes: 52610 (466th BG) lost Apr 8, 1944, Germany. MACR 3847

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location


Event Location Date
Born Shawnee, OK, USA 2 February 1917
Graduated Lawrence, KS, USA May 1936

Haskell Indian Nations University

Lived in Laguna, NM 87038, USA 1942

Box 25

Shot Down/Captured Brunswick, Germany 8 April 1942
POW Barth, Germany 8 April 1942 – 30 May 1945

Stalag Luft I

Died Clinton, KS 66047, USA 4 October 2000

Lifelong Shawnee resident Wallace Louis Tyner died Wednesday in Clinton. He was 83.

Tyner was born Feb. 2, 1917, in Shawnee, the son of Davis and Sally (Hood) Tyner.

He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1934, and from Haskell Junior College in Kansas in 1936.

A prisoner of war in Germany for 13 months, Tyner served with the Air Corps during World War II.

Before retiring, he lived in Lashkargah, Afghanistan for three years.

Tyner retired from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation after 37 years of service. He later worked for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, and served on the tribal constitution committee.

He was a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, and active in the elders group. Tyner also participated in the Elks, AARP, and the Oklahoma chapter of POWs.

He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Shawnee, and was a church elder.

Buried Tecumseh, OK, USA 7 October 2000

Tecumseh Cemetery
Pottawatomie County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: A7 B3


Date Contributor Update
19 April 2020 21:05:06 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
31 January 2019 20:06:36 466thHistorian Changes to middlename

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2016 20:59:49 466thHistorian Changes to service number, events, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3847