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Willard Eugene Axvig


Crash landed in Sweden 4 January 1944 in B-24 #427637 'Queen of Peace. Interned


Units served with

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 577th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Wendling

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Wendling was home to the 392nd Bomb Group from 1943 to 1945. Built in 1942, it was originally planned to be an RAF Bomber Command airfield. Improvement and expansion works were carried out in 1942 and 1943 prior to the arrival of the 392nd and...


Event Location Date
Born Milton, North Dakota 21 June 1921
Enlisted Fort Snelling, Minnesota 5 November 1942
Interned in Sweden Smedstorp, Sweden 4 January 1944
Died Bemidji, Minnesota 18 May 1991
Buried Bemidji, Minnesota 21 May 1991

Greenwood Cemetery
Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota, USA


Date Contributor Update
03 April 2020 17:35:00 466thHistorian Changes to biography

Removed POW status

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2020 17:34:06 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, events and place associations

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1910 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database