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Raymond John O'Connon

Military

Staff Sgt O'Connon was shot down on Oct 4th, 1944 on the mission to Munich, Germany. All of the crew bailed down and were captured. Sgt O'Connon was sent to Stalag Luft IV, then moved to Wobbelin Bei Ludwigslust then to Usedom Bei Savenmunde, Germany. The MACR # 9025, states that he was returned to American control at Stalag Luft I, Barth Germany.

Service

People

  • Roy Strong

    Military | pilot | 464th Bomb Group
    Pilot of B24 Butch-M-Love, shot down on Oct 4th, 1944 on mission to Munich , Germany. Lt Strong became a POW.

Units served with

  • 464th Bomb Group

    464th Bomb Group

    Group
    A Consolidated History of the 464th Bomb Group ...

  • 778th Bomb Squadron

    778th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomber squadron in mid-1943, trained under Second Air Force. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO), October 1943, becoming a Fifteenth Air Force heavy bomb squadron, attacking enemy targets both in...

Aircraft

  • 42-78340 Butch-M-Love

    B-24 Liberator
    The aircraft was known as Butch my Love by its crew. Lost on mission to Munich, Germany, Oct 4th, 1944. Flak hit the #3 engine. All crew were able to bail out and were made POWs.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2019 21:50:17 gfeindel Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, person associations, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR # 9025 and POW diary kept in Stalag Luft IV from the personal papers of S/Sgt Raymond J. O'Connon.

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