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Benjamin Olague Cabrera

Military

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Spotswood Allen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 32nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6180 'Something Else'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 24/5/44; Hunter 13/6/44; Morrison 21/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG Lucera 4/7/44; Missing in Action Lechfeld 12/9/44 with Spotswood Allen, Co-pilot: Randall, Navigator: White, Bombardier: Bolch, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fresno, CA 16 December 1922

Son of Margaret O Cabrera.

Enlisted Fresno, CA 16 January 1943
Based Lucera 1944 – 12 September 1944

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.

Baled out POW Karwendelhaus, Austria 12 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Lechfeld 12-Sep-44 flak, crashed Karwendelhaus; Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8622.

Prisoner of War (POW) Tychowo, Poland 12 September 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Died Whittier, CA 16 September 2018
Buried Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, CA 21 September 2018

Rose Hills Memorial Park
Whittier,
Los Angeles County, CA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2018 21:50:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28684365
https://www.fold3.com/record/91174920-benjamin-o-cabrera
https://www.fold3.com/image/631029226?terms=Benjamin%20Cabrera
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/193617110/benjamin-olague-cabrera

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