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William S Northington Jr


Shot down by fighters and crashed near Magdeburg on 6/20/44 in B-17 #42-102612, Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with


  • 42-102612

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 11/4/44; Grenier 18/5/44; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-U] Snetterton 21/5/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 20/6/44 with Dick DeBrandes, Co-pilot: Glen Harrison, Navigator: Bill Northington, Bombardier: Joe Armstrong, Radio...


Event Location Date
Born Bethelem, Pennsylvania, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 20 June 1944

Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)


Date Contributor Update
18 June 2020 20:39:37 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events

Added POW camp info to the POW event and a S/N from WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
18 June 2020 17:10:07 jmoore43 Changes to middlename and biography

Copied "Summary biography" and the middle name field from a Duplicate person as part of a merge operation of dup people so the dup person can be deleted.

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2020 02:22:48 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 18:28:46 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 5897 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database