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Arthur M Scott

Military

KIA. Taken prisoner and jailed. Two days after capture he was led to a shooting range and killed. The Nazi party officials responsible were tried at Dachau in March 1947 and received death and life sentences which were however commuted. None of them served his prison sentence longer than until May 1955.

Service

Units served with

  • 454th Bomb Group

    454th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was constituted as 454th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 14 May 1943 and activated on 1 June at Davis-Monthan Field, near Tucson, Arizona. Training began immediately on Consolidated B-24 Liberators[2] and the ground cadre was sent on 3 July to...

  • 738th Bomb Squadron

    738th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-24 Liberator heavy bombardment group; trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), being assigned to Southern Italy at San Giovanni Airfield under Fifteenth Air Force. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-52228 Hairless Joe

    B-24 Liberator
    Missing in Action 20/7/44, last seen near Friedrichshafen, Germany, Missing Air Crew Report 6971.

Missions

  • 484

    20 July 1944
    A rough one. Bombed an oil refinery near Leipzeig. Flak put several holes in the plane; ine in number 3 gas tank. Came back on 3 engines.

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Died Ailingen, 88048 Friedrichshafen, Deutschland 22 July 1944

Killed while Prisoner of War by Nazi party officials.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2017 10:04:36 Kauko56 Changes to events
Sources

Review and Recommendations paper US trial 12-931

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2017 10:00:24 Kauko56 Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 6971, "Review and Recommendations" paper 12-931, Elisabeth Yavnai, Military Justice (PhDiss)

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