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William A Raab Jr


Crashed near Wesermunde on 31 Dec 44 in B-17 #42-97215, Prisoner of War (POW).



  • Frederick Bittner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters after losing an engine and falling behind and crashed NE of Stendal, GR on a mission to Berlin on 4 Mar 1944 in B-17G #42-31785 'Slightly Dangerous'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97215

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [BG-J] Horham 12/3/44; on practice mission 20/11/44 with Stew Reed, Co-pilot: Harold Rensch, Navigator: Tony Marnik, Radio Operator: Bill Raab, Flight engineer/top...

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Rochester, New York, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 31 December 1944

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


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2020 19:42:41 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations

Copied "Summary biography" from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.
Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).
Added a connection to Stalag Luft 3 per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2020 20:12:31 jmoore43 Changes to surname, middlename and suffix

Corrected the name by moving "Jr" from the surname field to the suffix field and moving the last name from the middle name field to the surname field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:41 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 11368 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database