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Wilbur J Rowland

Military

Shot down 12 August 1943 in B-17 #42-29587 'Jolly Roger', Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29587 Jolly Roger

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/43; Salina 2/2/43; Nashville 30/3/43; Homestead 7/4/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-J] Bassingbourn 19/4/43; Missing in Action 9m Gelsenkirchen 12/8/43 with Bob Heller, Co-pilot: Wilbur Rowland, Navigator: Walt Ferguson, Bombardier:...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 August 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2021 19:07:05 jmoore43 Changes to place associations
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2021 19:05:15 jmoore43 Changes to surname, service number and events
Sources

Updated the Surname per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added POW Camp info to the POW event and a S/N 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
07 June 2021 18:59:57 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

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

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 260 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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